E51 - Fran Clarkson, England Lionesses' Physio

Nov 15, 2022, 06:00 AM

Fran Clarkson is the Women's Pathway Lead Physiotherapist at the English Football Association, and recently stepped in as the interim Lead Physio for the England Lionesses. She's an experienced practitioner in elite sport having worked with Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Trent Rockets, and the English Institute of Sport before moving to England Football. Join Danno as he chats to Fran about her career so far, and how her faith impacts her work alongside the world's best players.

(0:00) What does it mean to have your sport, work and faith connect?
(1:25) Making the jump from elite cricket to professional football
(5:29) Starting out as a physio in professional sport at Derbyshire Cricket
(7:46) Learning to integrate faith and work in elite sport
(10:04) Caring for world class players beyond on-field performance
(12:04) Working with England Women's senior team for the first time
(13:32) How did you first connect sport and faith as a young person?
(16:56) Is your faith respected at work?
(18:38) What is the importance of church for you?
(22:26) What are the challenges of living as a Christian in your role?
(25:32) Reflections on the privilege of working in elite sport as a Christian