Dr Rob Chakraverty joins the Town medical team
Town fans will see a new face in the Shrewsbury Town medical team with Dr Rob Chakraverty coming in to work alongside club doctor Kumaran Subramanian.
The move will help improve the coverage that the medical team provides both on matchday and during the week-by-week training at Sundorne Castle.
Rob works at the FA as Lead Performance Doctor to the Senior Men’s England Football Team and this remains his primary role.
Rob is someone Town physio Jordan Beech has got to know and he’s happy Rob has agreed to join the Town medical team.
“Rob is a name that I was aware of from doing an FA course at St Georges Park and I had a quick conversation with him at the back end of last year just to see if it was something that would interest him”, said Jordan.
“It’s taken a little time to get sorted but now it’s all sorted he will be a great addition to the medical department.”
Club doctor Kumaran Subramanian has been with the club for several years and Jordan believes the addition of Rob will help compliment the existing set-up.
“I think they can work together and complement each other and with Rob’s background in sports medicine that can add a lot to the medical team”, said Jordan.
“Matchdays will carry on as they are with Kumaran doing that and Rob dipping in and out when needed, and Rob can provide clinics during the week with the players.”
Modern football and has seen the sports science part of the game continue to grow and Town have always embraced this. With training and matchdays the availability of medical staff is important as the club look to improve in all areas.
“The bigger your network the easier it can make things so it’s good to have someone of Rob’s experience to call on when I need to”, said Jordan.
“He’s on the end of the phone when I need him to come in and support and help with things.”
Town manager Sam Ricketts is pleased to have Rob on board as he looks to push the club forward.
“We are delighted to bring Rob on-board, he is a guy with really good experience who will give a big help to the medical department”, said Sam.
“Their role is to keep the players fit and make sure they are available for as many games as possible.
“Rob lives locally and has an affection to the club and that is important as we want to work with people who want to be here and be successful.
“He has a lot of experience in the other areas where he works and it will a good addition to the club.”