About Ottilie

Born and raised in Luton, Bedfordshire, England to Martin and Lesley, Ottilie is the youngest of four siblings with three older brothers. She has always been into sport throughout her school life and in her spare time.
A very young Ottilie on holiday with her family 
Ottilie Quince graduated from The University of Luton in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

She went on to pursue her teaching career and graduated from The University of Greenwich in London with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

She started teaching various Sports Performance and Sports Science courses (including A level Physical education) at Luton Sixth Form College in Bedfordshire for four years (2003-2007).

She then completed the notorious Football Association's (FA) Diploma in the Treatment and Management of Injuries at the FA's Sports Science Head quarters in Lilleshall, Shropshire, England. After completing the FA course Ottilie discovered she was born with kidney disease (Reflux nephropathy) and had End Stage Kidney Disease and needed a kidney transplant. In August 2008 Ottilie's Mother became her donor.
Ottilie with her Mum Lesley at Luton Hoo at The Luton's Best awards 2013
Ottilie started working full-time for Luton Town Football Club in League one in November 2008, after voluntary work shadowing for the weeks leading up to her transplant. After the successful transplant at Addenbrookes hospital, Cambridge, England Ottilie was appointed as the Youth and Men's reserve team physiotherapist/sports therapist by Kevin Blackwell and Chris Cummins. 
Ottilie worked alongside a very experienced and knowledgeable head Physiotherapist Harry Bedford (AKA Harry Stackman). At her time at the club Ottilie helped players recover from acute and long term chronic injuries including reconstruction surgery (ACL, MCL, Meniscal repair, OS Trigonum etc) strains, sprains, soft tissue trauma etc. back to full training and match fitness. She was in charge of the youth team players welfare from under 8's up to under 18's working with the centre of excellence and full time scholars www.lutontown.co.uk at the club, matches and on tour (Germany, Austria, Denmark). One of her most memorable times at the club was when Luton Town FC won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy under the management of Mick Hartford at Wembley Stadium against Scunthorpe, 2009 (See photo).
Ottilie and Mick Hartford with The Johnstones paint trophy in 2009
Since leaving the club Ottilie worked with Barton Rovers Football Club www.bartonrovers.co.uk and various semi-professional footballers in the Zamerretto league, as well as various other athletes.

Ottilie continued her teaching career at Barnfield College in Luton, Bedfordshire (2009-2013) working with some inspirational students in Sport and Exercise Science and Sports therapy.
Ottilie proudly wearing her Great Britain Cycling kit in 2015
OQ enjoying training in the Mallorcan sunshine
Ottilie has been working full-time for herself since July 2013 and now based at OQ Service Course, Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca.

Ottilie's specialities are football and cycling, she used to play football for Luton Town Ladies in the third national league, but since her life saving kidney transplant she was told she wasn't allowed to play competitive football any more due to the placement of her new kidney (in her lower abdomen) and the possibility of permanent trauma to the new organ.
She started cycling to regain her general fitness post transplant and now she rides for CC Luton and GB Transplant Cycling team
Taking double gold in Durban, South Africa in 2013
Winning both the road race and time trial in 2018 at the European Championships in Sardinia.
Ottilie has so far won both the time trial and road race at four World Transplant games in Göteborg, Sweden in 2011, in Durban, South Africa in 2013, in Mar Del Plata, Argentina in August 2015 and most recently in Malaga, Spain in June 2017. She has also won 16 British golds and 6 European golds (see cycling tab for further information).
Ottilie at the European Champs in Sardinia in 2018
Ottilie started her career in cycling commentating in 2014 at the Women's and Men's Tour of Qatar as the moto co-commentator, she continued to work at the Tour of Qatar in 2015 and 2016. She also worked at Le Tour de Langkawi in Malaysia where she was the co-commentator and reporter and voice over for the highlights show for Malaysian TV network. Ottilie has interviewed some of the world's best cyclists including; Lizzie Armitstead, Chloe Hoskings, Emma Johannson, Ellen van Dijk, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Peter Sagan, Niki Terpstra, Marcel Kittel, Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen to name just a few. Also in 2015 Ottilie was the co-commentator on the inaugural La Course by Le Tour de France race for British Eurosport.
Ottilie has also MC'd at the start and finish of the women's Le Tour de Yorkshire in 2017 in Tadcaster and Harrogate.

In February 2017 Ottilie opened her own unique shop called OQ Service Course in Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca to bring all of the cycling services together in one place to help give riders the best experience here in cycling paradise. Check out the shop's website for more information www.oqservicecourse.com

If you require any further information regarding bookings for sports therapy, guest speaking, cycling commentary, co-host or reporting work please contact Ottilie on ottiliequince@gmail.com 

1 comment:

  1. It is great that you recovers from life saving saving kidney transplant and living a normal life but as you know, it is not as easy as a lot of people loose heir heart and can't continue their game. Our country needs a physiotherapist like you who can encourage others and bring them back to their routine life with your exceptional hard work and courage.

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