We Train Trainers!


Are you part of a club, organisation or group that needs members to become qualified Sports Trainers? We can help!

We can offer Accredited Sports Trainer courses plus additional education courses for ongoing accreditation.

All courses are presented by qualified and experienced Physiotherapists or Sports Doctors.


If you are part of the Northern Football Netball League (NFNL) or the Essendon District Football League (EDFL) see the 2022 dates below. 

For anyone else interested in courses please contact:

Lee Taylor, Marketing & Communications Manager at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic via leetaylor@alphingtonsportsmed.com.au or 9481 5744.


Please note there are minimum numbers required for additional or individual courses to be presented:

  • Sports Trainer Course - minimum of 8 people, maximum of 16
  • Additional Education Courses (e.g. Nutrition, Medication & Drugs in Sport, Concussion, Hamstring/Shoulder/Ankle/Knee/Groin injuries) - minimum of 8 people, maximum topic & venue dependant.


Sports Trainers Course (AFL Accredited) 

Pre-requisite: Current First Aid and CPR certificates.

NFNL requirement for all senior club/team trainers.

EDFL requirement for all club/ team trainers.

8hr course. BYO lunch. Morning & Afternoon Tea provided. 

$200 pp (Ex. GST). Min 8 - Max 16 participants.


2022 dates available:  

EDFL: 9am - 5pm Sunday 20 March

NFNL: 9am - 5pm Sunday 27 March - FULLY BOOKED

NFNL: 6 - 10pm Monday 4 and 11 April (split session, you must attend both nights)

EDFL: 6 - 10pm Monday 2 & 9 May (split session, you must attend both nights)

NFNL: 9am - 5pm Sunday 15 May

NFNL: 6 - 10pm Monday 30 May & 6 June (split session, you must attend both nights) - FULLY BOOKED

EDFL: 9am - 5pm Sunday 5 June (moved from 22 May)

NFNL: 9am - 5pm Sunday 17 July (new and final date added)


Additional Education Sessions for Sports Trainers

  • These qualify as PD requirements for ongoing Sports Trainer (NFNL & EDFL) accreditation.
  • Pre-requisite: Current Sports Trainers certificate. 

Incident Management & Concussion

Improve your confidence in and ability to deal with serious injuries, including concussion.

2 hour sponsored (FREE) information session.

NFNL: 7 - 9pm Wednesday 27 Apri

EDFL: 7 - 9pm Wednesday 11 May (moved from 4 May)

Knee Injuries

Expand your knee injury management knowledge & skills. 

Lecture + practical (taping).  Min 8 participants.

2 hour course. $25pp (Ex. GST).

NFNL: 7 - 9pm Monday 20 June


Shoulder Injuries

Expand your shoulder injury management knowledge & skills.

Lecture + practical (taping). Min 8 participants.

2 hour course. $25pp (Ex. GST).

NFNL: 7 - 9pm Monday 4 July

EDFL: 7 - 9pm Monday 11 July

Locations for NFNL sessions:

  • Sunday Sports Trainer Courses will be held at Alphington Sports Medicine Exercise + Rehabilitation - 339 Heidelberg Road, Northcote.
  • Monday night split Sports Trainer Courses and all Additional Education sessions will be held at the La Trobe Sports Stadium - Sports Drive, Bundoora. (Note: Participants must be double vaccinated, or hold a medical exemption that is documented through Medicare, to comply with La Trobe University requirements.)


Locations for EDFL sessions:

All session will be held at "Windy Hill", 78a Napier Street, Essendon.

Northern Football Netball League Registrations: 
Online: http://nfnl.org.au/volunteer-accreditation-and-registration-forms/
Or phone: 9435 8228.

For more information on Sports Trainer requirements within the NFNL read their Sports Trainers in Community Australian Football Policy.


Essendon District Football League Registrations:

Online: https://form.jotform.com/210547946012856

Queries to: Pauline Leslie, Manager Senior Football & Netball via 9373 2712






Wondering if our courses are of value? Here's a snapshot of what 2021 attendees thought. (All 2020 course were suspended due to COVID-19)



Sports Trainer re-accreditation courses (for NFNL & EDFL Accredited Trainers) are no longer required. Instead, after completing a Sports Trainers accreditation, attendance at at least one annual personal development session (facilitated by the NFNL or EDFL) along with keeping their First Aid and CPR accreditation up to date will enable the individual to continue as a Sports Trainer in the NFNL & EDFL.

As such, we no longer offer Level 1 Sports Trainer Re-accreditation or Level 2 Sports Trainer courses.

Trainers with SMA accreditation will need to contact SMA directly for further courses.


* If you do not bring proof of or have not yet completed these pre-requisites you can still attend a Sports Trainer course, but we cannot issue your certificate until these have been cited.