With the 2021 AFL season now complete, we chatted with Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic Podiatrist Emma Poynton about her involvement with the Western Bulldogs Football Club.
How and when did you become involved with the Bulldogs?
I first became involved with the Western Bulldogs at the end of 2014 in preparation for the 2015 AFL season. Then in 2016, when the AFL established an AFLW program, I joined the club’s medical team who also care for the AFLW football department.
With the 2020 AFL season now complete, we chatted with Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic’s Sport & Exercise Medicine Registrars Dr Liam West and Dr Kendall Brooks about their involvement with the Hawthorn (Hawks) and Greater Western Sydney (GWS Giants) teams, respectively.
How and when did you become involved with the AFL and the Hawks / Giants?
Alphington Sports Medicine's Mark Blicavs (pictured in the red singlet) has headed to Europe from ASMC to continue his dream of making the Australian Olympic Team. Despite a hectic and demanding schedule, he has taken the time to give us a valuable insight into how he balances his training with work....and some kind of a social life!
In October 2011 I was fortunate enough to sign as a rookie with the Geelong Football Club. 7 months prior to that I had just started working at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic as a Massage Therapist and for 14 years prior to that I had just started Little Athletics at Sunbury L.A.C.
Our very own massage therapist, Mark Blicavs, has big ambitions. Not only does he do a fantastic job balancing his clinical hours at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic with his heavy training schedule but now he has AFL footy to add to that mix!