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 2021 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 (NFNL and EDFL 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.

2021 dates available:  

EDFL: 6 - 10pm Monday 22 & 29 March.

NFNL: 9am - 5pm Sunday 28 March.  

EDFL: 9am - 5pm Sunday 11 April. 

NFNL: 6 - 10pm Monday 19 & 26 April. 

NFNL: 9am - 5pm Sunday 27 June. 

NFNL: 6 - 10pm Monday 19 & 26 July. Postponed due to COVID restrictions, new dates TBC.

NFNL: 6-10pm Monday 29 November & 6 December. (Note: Participants must be double vaccinated, or hold a medical exemption that is documented through Medicare, to comply with La Trobe University requirements.)


Additional Education Sessions for Sports Trainers

  • These qualify as PD requirements for ongoing Sports Trainer (NFNL or 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 information session. $25pp (Ex. GST).

EDFL: 7-9pm Wednesday 28 April. 

Knee Injuries
Expand your knee injury management knowledge & skills. 
Lecture + practical (taping).  Min 8 participants.
2 hour course. $25pp (Ex. GST).

EDFL: 7-9pm Monday 3 May.

NFNL: 7-9pm Monday 21 June. 

Location for NFNL sessions: La Trobe University, Bundoora 

Location for EDFL sessions: 78a Napier St, Essendon

Registrations for Northern Football Netball League: 
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.


Registrations for Essendon District Football League:
Online: https://form.jotform.com/211671227136854

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





Wondering if our courses are of value? Here's a snapshot of what 2019 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.