Hazel joined the team at the beginning of 2014 after moving up the country from Christchurch where she worked for the previous 5 years at a multi-disciplinary sports medicine clinic. She orginiates from England and came over to travel and work. She ended up falling in love with the Kiwi land and a Kiwi man so she decided to stay. Prior to moving to New Zealand she worked for 3 years in the UK in the NHS.
During her time in Christchurch she worked for numerous sports teams, including Canterbury Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams, first team Christ College Rugby, Canterbury Mainland Pride Women’s Football team and since 2011 has been involved with New Zealand Football working at talent centres for children aged 12 to 16.
Hazel has a keen interest in running related injuries. She works for the Wellington Extra Mile Runners as a running coach and physiotherapist providing muscle balance screenings and running gait assessments. She works with a diverse range of runners from complete beginners aiming to run 5km through to experienced runners training for half and full marathons.
Hazel recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and is a member of New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA) and Physiotherapy/Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand.
Outside of work Hazel is a keen hockey player; playing premier club level and has represented Canterbury in the National Hockey League. She also enjoys recreational running.