We sat down with Assistant Sports Therapist Luke Treadwell to discuss his role at Sincil Bank, and his journey into becoming a full-time employee in the Medical department.
Luke Treadwell is now in his third year at Sincil Bank having spent the first two years as a volunteer under Mike Hine and the medical department gaining vital experience at a professional level.
Treadwell joined the Imps on a full-time basis in June 2018 as the First Team Assistant Sports Therapist. Prior to joining City, the Sports Science & Medicine Assistant spent three seasons with Northern Premier League Division One East side, Lincoln United.
Speaking about his day-to-day life at Lincoln City, the 24-year-old discussed the tasks he has faced on a daily basis since his full-time arrival at Sincil Bank: “Usually in the morning I’ll help Mike assess the injured players, we will have to spilt ourselves between the people going into training and looking after injured players.
“On a match day, it is a bit different. We are normally in early to help Terry Bourne load the kit van for away games and get all the medical bits on. We get to the ground before the players, so we setup the medical stuff such as treatment beds and what needs to be pitch side.
“We give players treatments before the game and by the time of kick-off we are in the dugout.”
Despite a background working in football at other clubs such as Lincoln Moorlands FC and Nettleham Ladies FC, Treadwell also has a wealth of experience personal training.
Speaking about his training and previous experience the former Lincoln United man said: “I can take a little bit of experience from the personal training I have done and apply it to working with injured players.
“I started a sports course at college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do as I was never any good at being a coach. It was about getting as close to football without being a player or a coach for me. I really enjoyed the sports therapy stuff I did on my college course which is why I followed that career.”