Bridlington Town defender Danny Brunton is looking forward to the start of a new chapter on and off the football field.
The left-back has decided to take a step back from regular first team action in the forthcoming season, but he will still be playing a crucial role with the Seasiders’ squad.
Manager Gary Allanson said: “Dan is taking more of a role with the fitness side of things now and will concentrate with injury prevention.
“He will still sign as a player, but will be more as cover now.
“He went out on a real high with his personal performance in the final when we won the East Riding Senior Cup.”
His physiotherapy work on the pitch coincides with the start of a new business venture.
He is one of four NHS professionals running the Consortium surgery in Hull, which will involve treating many conditions, including a range of sports injuries.
Brunton, who is also one of Bridlington Road Runners’ top athletes, said: “I have been a qualified physiotherapist for more than 10 years.
“When I was released from playing full-time at Scarborough FC, I went to university to do a degree. I specialise in lower limb injuries, but we have spinal experts and an upper limb specialist.”
The clinic offers a range of state-of-the-art services, with one of the aims being to get people back to playing high-level sport.
For details, visit www.consortiumphysio.co.uk.