UTAS Women’s Rugby Team Physiotherapist

At Leap Health we love to get involved in our local community and use our expertise to benefit others. One of our Physiotherapists, Mark Pennington from the Rosny Park clinic is involved in a very exciting club within our community. The University of Tasmania has recently unveiled a women’s rugby side, the University of Tasmania Lions, competing in the upcoming Aon Women’s Uni 7’s Series.

University of Tasmania Lions

The University of Tasmania Lions are made up of 24 players including UTAS students, local players, representatives from the Australian Women’s 7’s and elite athletes from around the world. The University regards this team as a significant milestone in the universities efforts to provide opportunities to women in Tasmania, and in particular in sport. The UTAS Lions are coached by former Wallaby Luke Burgess, the Development Manager of the Tasmanian Rugby Union. Luke believes the series is a great way to inspire local athletes and give them the opportunity to train, play and be coached by elite rugby players from around the world. UTAS participation in the seres is expected to provide valuable experience, skills and coaching to athletes and players and help to develop sport in Tasmania.

Mark Pennington

Mark recently joined the Leap Health team at Rosny Park as a physiotherapist after moving to Hobart from Brisbane. This is not a first for Mark, over the course of his career he has worked within a variety of elite sporting teams as well as being a keen sportsman himself. As a physiotherapist, Mark is passionate about educating his patients and setting them up to be the master of their condition. His interests lie in understanding the cause of conditions and discovering ways of prevention.

Mark will be assisting the team as their physiotherapist during their training sessions three days a week, as well as accompanying the team on the upcoming tournaments in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Keep up the great work Mark!