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South Cheshire College sports massage student, Amanda Kimber, 35, had the opportunity to work on Crewe Alex FC first team players as part of her course.
Dynamic Cheshire Duo Push the Boundaries
Published: July 4, 2017

South Cheshire College sports massage student, Amanda Kimber, 35, from Nantwich has joined forces with former student Lee Wilkinson, to expand and enhance Lee’s successful company LW Sports Therapy.


Achieving an immediate position in the sports industry, Amanda started at LW Sports Therapy earlier this month having entered the final stages of her VTCT L3 qualification in Sports Massage.


Fiona Notman, Sports Massage Tutor at South Cheshire College said: “It’s no surprise that Amanda has already secured a career in this exciting industry. Her dedication and commitment is second to none.”


As a qualified psychologist, a keen runner, a mother of three and general lover of yoga, Amanda is no stranger to hard work and has always had a passion for sport.


“I’m returning to work after having three children and am absolutely over the moon to have landed this role and be working alongside Lee. I know I’ll learn a great deal and am really excited for the future.


“I’ve always been an avid sports lover so sports therapy seemed a logical area in which to pursue a career. South Cheshire College has been really supportive, the course has been great and I’m really grateful to them for all their help,” Amanda commented.


Amanda’s role at LW Sports Therapy will see her assisting clients with sports injury prevention, body awareness, muscle stress reduction and general wellbeing enhancement.


She went on to say: “I’ve worked a lot with runners and cyclists whilst studying at South Cheshire College so this has been a valuable platform to develop my experience whilst I’ve been studying. I’ve also worked with South Cheshire Harriers and Crewe Alexandra FC 1st team, which has given me fantastic exposure to various disciplines.”


Lee established LW Sports Therapy following his studies at South Cheshire College in sports massage, completing his Level 3 Diploma and Level 4. His qualifications, experience and the fact that he is a keen runner too enable Lee to instantly recognise client’s trigger points and treat them accordingly.


“Lee has always shown a strong commitment to the industry. We are all immensely proud of what he has achieved at South Cheshire College and are delighted that Amanda will now be joining Lee on this successful journey.


“Together, Lee and Amanda are 100% committed to help athletes push on and continue to enjoy sports injury free. We wish them every success for the future,” said Fiona.


South Cheshire College sports massage therapy courses cater for complete beginners through to people who have a genuine interest in sport and wish to develop skills to support both personal and professional ambitions. Fiona adds: “We have a wide range of people on our courses – from people who want to develop their skills to support local running clubs to sports physios, coaches who wish to develop skills in complimentary therapies.”


The next Sports Massage course starts in September 2017. If you have an interest in studying Sports Massage at South Cheshire College, please contact Fiona Notman for more information on 01270 654654 or email: Alternatively, you can visit the Adult Learners section of the College website:

South Cheshire College sports massage student, Amanda Kimber, 35, had the opportunity to work on Crewe Alex FC first team players as part of her course.