A Fylde physio who worked at this summer’s Commonwealth Games has given his backing to the festival of sport.
As the Glasgow games finished at the weekend, Luke Smith, of Grant Smith Physio, said organisers should ignore criticism about the competition, ahead of the 2018 Games in Australia.
The 51-year-old, who worked for the Seychelles team, said: “Feelings of the games dying and whether it deserves its fate are totally wide of the mark.
“Sport and politics perhaps shouldn’t mix, but I’m pleased to say the Commonwealth Games is thriving.
“From the volunteers to the people of Glasgow, and those who travelled from every corner of the globe to watch and compete,I think you will find a very different view of what this event means to people.
“I felt privileged to be part of Team Seychelles at the Commonwealth Games, and just as proud as I was when representing England and Scotland.
“I might only have another 68 countries to work for now, but I really do feel a little bit more like a true citizen of the Commonwealth.”