The ex-England 7s and England Under-16s, 18s, 19s and 20s player is a regular feature for the Newcastle Falcons 1st XV. Catterick, 24, made his Falcons senior bow in Europe against Albi in the 2009-10 season, and featured prominently towards the end of the 2011-12 campaign, before getting his chance to shine in the RFU Championship the following year. A stalwart of the Falcons Premiership Rugby 7s squad, Catterick captained the club’s team during the 2014 competition, picking up a Man of the Round award in front of his home crowd at the Darlington Northern Echo Arena during the Falcons’ unbeaten first round outing, a performance which led to him being called up to the England Sevens side later that year. After years of playing across the back line, the 2014/15 season saw Catterick step Into the Fly Half position, becoming the latest in a long line of homegrown Falcons number 10s thanks to a string of increasingly assured performances across the league and European Challenge Cup.
Current Role: Fly-half for Newcastle Falcons Rugby
Best Teammate/Opponent: Manu Tuilagi
Favourite Place Visited: Paris
Favourite Film: Stepbrother
Biggest Hero: Dad and Mum
Favourite TV Shows: Californication
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SJ's wealth of experience and genuine passion for his job is his biggest asset, coupled with his ability to forge a relationship with a client on a professional and a personal level. He found a solution to my long-term lower back problems, not only by treating the symptoms but finding the root cause of the issue. It allowed me to continue my career as a professional rugby player with the Newcastle Falcons and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.
Carlo Del Fava
BBC Sport, Former Italian International
After becoming injured earlier in the year I came to Activate Physio for help. SJ quickly isolated the issues and provided a programme of exercises to correct imbalances that had caused the problems. This enabled me to resume training quicker than expected with stronger and more efficient form. I would highly recommend Activate Physiotherapy to anyone in need of professional sports treatment.
Having both coached Andy as an athlete & then worked alongside him as a colleague, I can't recommend his services and knowledge enough! He is a true professional and gentlemen to work with and always makes sure his service is of the highest standard. Having a team of international and Olympic athletes to cater for, I only use the best in the business and that is what you get with Andy!
USA Olympic Gold Medalist Coach
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2012 Olympian, European Silver Medalist
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2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder
SJ is a great Physio. I've known him for years, and can highly recommend him. Obviously passionate about his profession, he is hard working, conscientious, encouraging, and positive. If you want first-class treatment with a smile, SJ is your man.
Former Scotland International