Round 4 - Tim More - Albert Park
Albert Park Football Club are delighted to nominate Tim More as this weekís trainer of the week. At the weekend, a player from South Mornington broke his leg during the game, and an ambulance was required. Tim came to the aid of this player, and supported the player with his complete attention for at least 40 minutes, while waiting for this ambulance to arrive. Tim is a personal trainer, and sports professional in his day job, and so his expertise is much valued by all at Albert Park for this incident to help another club as well as his care and attention to detail on all player injuries at our club.
Round 3 - Anna Croft - Old Xaverians
Old Xaverians would like to nominate Anna Croft. Anna has been a trainer with us for several years and on the weekend was managing the seniors and reserves teams. Anna performed magnificently considering the nature of the injuries with which she was responsible for administering attention. Across the two games there was a fractured eye socket, fractured fingers, fractured radius and a torn quadriceps muscle. Needless to say it was a busy day! Anna is currently studying physiotherapy at University of Melbourne and enjoys her time at Old Xaverians as a means of gaining valuable experience. The football club is delighted that Anna can receive the recognition of Trainer of the Week.
Round 2 - Ian Wheeler - St Bernard's
Our trainer of the week, in fact our trainer of the year is Ian Wheeler (Lookalike to actor Harvey Kietel) Ian is one of the clubs true characters, and with his rugged Hollywood looks (this picture does him no justice), each week he sets a few playerís mums hearts a flutter! On a serious note: Ian is a former best clubman, multiple VAFA representative trainer and has been the St Bernardís head trainer for the last 5years co-ordinating a team of 15 training staff across seven teams. Some years ago, Ian along with David Micallef & Tate Pearson from club sponsor Physio Health, instigated Monday night injury assessment and early rehab sessions for all senior players, ensuring players at St Bernardís receive the very best care and treatment. Ian works tirelessly at the club and his Saturday routine runs from 9am preparations to the last injured player is sorted out around 6pm. Itís people like Ian that make St Bernardís tick. We feel he is a very worthy candidate for trainer of the week.
Round 1 - Caroline Hyman - Swinburne Uni
Caroline Hyman has served as an enthusiastic and reliable member of the Swinburne Uni AFC committee for the last 4 seasons. Caz received our "Best Club Person" award for the 2011 season and is always diligent with whatever duties are asked of her. Finding reliable trainers has been an issue for our club in the past, so as she so often does, Caroline put her hand up. After being qualified only a month or so ago, Caz has shown initiative in ensuring that out medical supplies and equipment are up to standard ensuring player health and safety. On the weekend, Caz truly showed that we had a genuine star on our hands in her first game as trainer, not only doing a tremendous job in looking after our clubís players, but also helping out an undermanned opposition medical outfit and insuring proper treatment of a pretty seriously injured opposition player. All at Swinburne congratulate Caroline on her nomination.