Having qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Brighton, Colin joined Arsenal FC in 1995. After a number of years working alongside Gary Lewin with the first team, he became Lead Physiotherapist /Head of Medical in 2008 and was in the role until May 2018. In that time, he oversaw the evolution and development of the medical team and the facilities at the club’s training ground, including a purpose-built medical building in 2012 and a new £17 million player performance centre in 2017. The implementation of a Research & Development arm to the medical team was also established in 2015 and he has co-published articles/editorials/podcasts in various journals including BJSM, Tendon, and Aspetar journal.
Visits to other sporting environments including a number of NBA, NHL, NFL, and Major League Baseball teams plus some major universities have also broadened his experience in managing sports injuries.