The Cherry and Whites kick off the inaugural West Country Challenge Cup at Sandy Park this Saturday when they meet Exeter Chiefs (KO 4:30), and front rower Dan Murphy is delighted that the return to action has arrived.
Paddy joined Gloucester Rugby as Head of Strength and Conditioning ahead of the 2012-13 season.
A former Royal Marine for six years, Paddy was the Head of Strength and Conditioning with the Exeter Chiefs since the 2006-7 season. He left the Marines to take a Degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Exeter University, which he combined with his first stint with the Chiefs.
He then moved north and spent four years working with Hartpury College and the Gloucester Rugby Academy as well as studying for a Masters in Coaching Science at UWIC. A one year spell with the Worcester Warriors as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach followed before taking up his role with the Chiefs.