Paulton Rovers Football Club – "Living the Dream"
Liz's home village of Paulton in Somerset came to a standstill on
Saturday November 7th 2009 when Paulton Rovers played
their biggest match in their 128-year history taking on Norwich City
in the FA Cup. Tucked away down hedge-lined roads so narrow
cars have to slow to pass one another, Paulton is an old mining
village in the Mendip foothills populated by just under 5,000. The
historic occasion at Winterfield Road (with a crowd of over 2,000
including Sir Trevor Brooking and celebrity chef Delia Smith) was
broadcast live to a national television audience.
week leading up to the big day saw the small, non-league, village
team (five divisions beneath Norwich City) struggling with various
injuries. Manager, Andy Jones talked to Geraint Tucker,
reporter of the Somerset Guardian: "Paulton hope to go into the
match with an injury-free squad, thanks in no small part to the help
of Liz James from Paulton's Body in Balance Therapies. Liz has
volunteered her services to the club and spent a lot of time with
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Local Therapist Helped Players
the club's floodlights visible from her Paulton-based clinic and
having known Manager, Andy Jones, for almost 30 years, complementary
therapist, Liz James, was only too happy to assist players of PRFC
with their injuries and health/fitness issues prior to their big
Using the gentle Emmett and Bowen Techniques, Liz corrected body
alignment and released muscle tightness, resulting in improved
ranges of movement and relief from pain and discomfort.
Liz's high dose nutritional supplements proved a godsend for
defender, Alex Ball, who was suffering flu-like symptoms just three
days before the game.
helped me recover from my illness during the week, the supplements
and advice given boosted my immune system, making me feel so much
better, enabling me to perform on the day".
Following the match, 18 year-old midfielder/striker, Ben Lacey,
thanked her: "I know I would have really struggled to play in
all the pain I was experiencing at the beginning of the week.
Liz's treatments relieved a high percentage of my discomfort – I
couldn't have done it without all her help".
Unfortunately Norwich showed their
class to deny Paulton's hopes into the next round but what a
fantastic achievement getting to this stage. An unforgettable
day was had by all.
Liz says "I will certainly never
forget this week's experience "Living the Dream" with Paulton Rovers
Football Club. I feel very privileged to have been involved
with such a genuine bunch of lads and will treasure the enjoyable
memories. Who knows what might be accomplished next year!"