Martin Colclough

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Martin is currently Head of Sports Recovery at Help for Heroes. He joined the charity in May 2011, having served in Army from the age of 16, firstly in the Parachute Regiment and latterly in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC).  During his military career, Martin developed a keen interest in rehabilitation and Paralympic sport, which led him to take a career break as the Senior Paralympic Performance Manager at UK Athletics during 2006/7.  In 2008, he helped establish the MOD’s Battle Back Programme at Headley Court, a founding partner of which was H4H.  His role is to maintain its position as a world leading provider of adaptive sport and adventurous training opportunities, to wounded, injured and sick military personnel and veterans so they can maintain an active, independent and fulfilling life.  This is achieved through participation in competitive sport and the delivery of vocational training courses.  Martin leads on all matters relating to disability sport whilst also bringing his considerable experience to bear on system, coach and athlete development and he is currently supervising two PhD students who are researching the impact of a range of sport and exercise interventions in the recovery of wounded, ill and injured military veterans.