York Lions sport medicine manager, Andrea Prieur, is serving as a member of the Team Canada staff at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games take place until Monday, Aug. 8, where 37 Canadian athletes are competing with 72 Commonwealth countries in one of the top sporting events of the year.
Prieur has been nominated to serve on the staff of a Canadian international team for the third time in the last year, and this isn’t her first stint representing Canada internationally. Just weeks after representing the Lions on the international stage at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021, Prieur was appointed as athletic therapist for team Canada at the 2021 FISU Winter Universiade in Lucerne, Switzerland. The games were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s omicron surge.
Prieur is expected to join Canada at the rescheduled FISU games this year as well. She is a veteran of FISU games, serving for Team Canada in 2019, 2011, 2009 and 2007 prior to her selection to the 2021 staff.
Prieur, a certified athletic therapist, joined York in 2018 and currently serves as Sports Medicine & Sports Injury Clinic manager at York University. She graduated from the athletic therapy program over 20 years ago and continued to stay directly involved.
She has previous intercollegiate experience and currently co-owns two physiotherapy clinics. Her field and clinic skills have allowed her to be chosen to be part of the Canadian Core Health Care teams at multiple major Games including the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. Prieur is currently a first responder instructor and maintains her field skills by dedicating time to travel with the Canadian National Diving Team.