By day she helps patients get onto the road to recovery but a Nuneaton hospital worker spends her free time in a spin. Away from her work as a physiotherapist at the George Eliot Hospital, Rosa Clark is something of a trampolining sensation.
After taking seventh place at the world Trampoline Championship in Birmingham last November in the 17-21 World Age Group, she has now been picked to represent the Team GB senior squad for the 2024 season.
“I am excited to be selected as senior in my first year of the age category, it is a big achievement and I look forward to the opportunities it brings me,” she said.
“I will have the opportunity to trial for European Championships in April, this is in Portugal. I am excited to be challenged and be competing with the best of the best in my sport.”
Rosa, who trains at the Heart of England Trampoline & DMT Club, has worked as a physiotherapist at George Eliot since 2023. On her road to success in the last year she has claimed top spot in the Senior Category in the Finland Cup, alongside first place in the British Age Championships 17-2, fourth place in the British championships and an incredible second place in the England Championships senior category.
But all of the success on the trampoline, has not stopped her taking her first leap into the NHS by working at the local hospital. “I am currently on my first rotation in Felix Holt Ward,” she explained.
“They have been amazing and very supportive with my dual career! I also did a student placement at GEH in MSK outpatients in February 2023.
“I was greatly supported with my working hours and support as a student to be able to continue training whilst on placement. I qualified as a physiotherapist in July 2023, this is my first job in the NHS and I have been amazed at the support.”