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Clyde-sider of the Week – Emma Knott

Emma Knott
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What’s your name and where are you from?

Emma Knott, Manchester

Are people in Manchester excited about Glasgow 2014?

Very much so. Since the Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester 2002, the games legacy is very evident in the city, with the velodrome, national squash centre and the main stadium, which is now home to the mighty Manchester City Football Club! Sport has always been a very big part of Manchester and this was further developed in light of the 2002 Games.

What Clyde-sider role have you been offered?

Physiotherapist.

Where will you be based?

Hampden Park.

What are you most looking forward to about your role?

Meeting new people from all walks of life and being in the thick of the action of such an exciting and life-changing event. This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and as a physio I feel this will be a unique experience to use my skills at such a unique occasion.

Why did you want to be a Clyde-sider in the first place?

I remember going to watch the cycling at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games and being excited by the atmosphere and the magnitude of the day, and wishing I could be involved. I had friends who worked at the London 2012 Olympics and their stories fuelled my passion to be involved in a large sporting event.

Have you visited Glasgow before? If so what’s your favourite thing about the city?

Yes, I came for an interview at Glasgow Caledonia University for a place to study physiotherapy (a long time ago!) My Dad drove me up and we spent the day looking around the City. We were both impressed by the architecture and how cosmopolitan it was.

If you won a Gold medal, what would your celebration song be?

Greatest day by Take That.

Can you sum up what you think Glasgow 2014 will be like in three words?

Fast, exciting, community-spirited.

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