Georgie Bird

gbGeorgie is the ultimate Peppard girl.  Now 20, she has lived in Peppard all her life and attended local schools. She went to Gillotts in Henley, then on to Henley College for A levels.  Since September, Georgie has been on a course for Allied Health Professionals at Reading College, which she completes this summer.  

She combines this with running Club SC, the youth club in Sonning Common, volunteering one morning a week at Townlands Hospital Physiotherapy Department, where she helps to run a rehabilitation class for people recovering from injury, working at children’s sports camps in the holidays and a busy social life.  She took a year out after A levels and ran the after-school sports club at a Reading primary school for several months, as well as doing bar and shop work, before going travelling in March last year.   

She went to Australia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam but unfortunately her trip was cut short, when she broke several bones in her foot and had to fly home for surgery at the Royal Berks Hospital in Reading.  Her injury and subsequent recovery has increased her interest in making a career in physiotherapy.  She hopes to gain a university place to stud physiotherapy in the future.   

Georgie has had a lifetime interest in horse riding and had her own pony from a very young age. She played netball at school and Henley College and, following her injury, is getting back to running and going to the gym again. 

In September she took over as Youth Leader at Club SC, located at Chiltern Edge School.  The club runs for two evenings a week: Tuesday evenings are for the older age group of 14-16 year olds and Wednesday evenings for 11-13 year olds.  The older group consists of mainly boys at the moment, who enjoy football, basketball and dodgeball and for the younger group she has organised an animal road show, arts and crafts and karaoke. A Youth Support Worker works alongside Georgie. 

She has always enjoyed living in such an attractive part of the country which has given her opportunities to pursue her outdoor interests. Georgie’s love of sport and fitness seem to make her ideally suited to her future career choice as a sports physiotherapist. In the meantime, with her ready smile and engaging manner, she is making a major contribution to the well-being of local youngsters as a Youth Leader. Peppard can be proud of a young person who is using her time to such good effect. 

Sue Nickson