Newcastle Swim Team (NST) have partnered with one of the region’s leading Physiotherapy Clinics, Newcastle Physiotherapy, in a sponsorship deal that will see many new opportunities for the club’s swimmers.
Having had a successful International swimming career, competing on numerous occasions at European and World championships, Newcastle Physiotherapy’s founder and owner Darren Wigg is perfectly suited to add great value to the Swim Team. In return, as a club of over 400 swimmers, there will be plenty of opportunities to deliver his excellent physiotherapy to this group of high achieving and developing athletes.
“This new sponsorship agreement has been an incredibly natural process and is an obvious fit for us” says Ryan Livingstone, NST’s Head Coach. “As a former International swimmer, Darren’s knowledge and understanding of the sport will bring huge benefits to the Club. We’re really looking forward to supplementing our coaching programmes across the board and particularly at enhancing our Strength and Conditioning work with the swimmers at the upper end of the Club.”
Darren Wigg said “I swam for City of Newcastle (as it was then) from the age of 5 until retiring at 25 and so I’ve always had a natural affiliation with the club and I’ve always been extremely grateful for what the club has given me. I’m really looking forward to giving something back and supporting the leading Swim Team in the North East. The Club’s successes are recognised across the country and I’m really looking forward to helping develop the offer to the swimmers within the Club.”
Darren worked as a consultant Physiotherapist for British Swimming between 2008 and 2013. The highlight of which was being the Lead Physiotherapist for Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012 for the open water swimmers. This goes to underline the added benefit Newcastle Physiotherapy can provide NST, with experience working at the very highest level of the sport.
Newcastle Swim Team is proud to be supported by organisations and individuals that provide much appreciated financial support as well as generously giving their time and experience to the Club.
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can sponsor or support Newcastle Swim Team, please get in touch by emailing Liz Hallissey on
NST train in GLL pools around the city. Their Sport Foundation supports performance athletes at the club. To find out more or apply for a grant:
NESS Swimwear is the preferred supplier of swim equipment to NST. NESSS support the club by giving commission on sales both from web orders and at our hosted meets throughout the year.
Sport Newcastle is a charitable enterprise that offers grants to both individual athletes and sports clubs. Sport Newcastle have funded numerous NST athletes and have given multiple grants to NST for coach development.