AFLW Team Doctor – West Coast Eagles FC

Posted: February 2, 2024
Company: West Coast Eagles Football Club
Job Type: Independent Contractor
Location: WA





The West Coast Eagles is an iconic Australian sporting brand with over 100,000 members. The Club formed in August 1986, playing its first official match for premiership points in 1987. Our women’s side played its first game for AFLW premiership points in February 2020. Since then, the club has enjoyed significant success, winning premierships in 1992, 1994, 2006 and 2018. The club also has wide-spanning community and regional programs and is invested in a number of charity organisations, including the Waalitj Foundation.

About the role
Reporting to the Head of Health and working closely with the Club’s medical team, the AFLW Team Doctor will be responsible for overseeing and monitoring the health of our AFLW Players. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Integrate medical expertise with other club health care providers, including medical specialists, fitness staff and allied health professionals.
  • Assume the responsibility within the team structure for making medical decisions that affect the players’ safe participation.
  • Principally determine when a player is ready to recommence a strength and conditioning program or return to play following an injury or illness.
  • Organise appointments for medical imaging services, specialist opinions and other medical investigations and deliver reports on outcomes on each case.
  • Conduct and attend meetings with all associated staff (allied, fitness, coaching, etc.) to continually monitor the health and fitness of all players on the list. Reports to be prepared in conjunction with medical and conditioning staff for dissemination to coaching staff and others.
  • Monitor the rehabilitation programs as devised by the fitness staff and other allied health professionals at the Club.
  • Provide for proper document and medical record keeping, including keeping the Club’s injury management system up to date as required by the Club and AFL.
  • Provide for the medical wellbeing of each player as required.

Due to the nature of the role and the industry, the AFLW Team Doctor will need to attend team-training sessions and recovery sessions as required, attend all Club pre-season games and Club home and away games, including interstate games. Hours will vary depending on when the program is operating between out-of-season and in-season. AFLW preseason commences in June and official games commence in August and run through until November.

The AFLW Team Doctor will be employed on a Medical Services Agreement (Independent Contract) and will be an AFL Official which will require you to adhere to all AFL policies.
Our ideal person This role will suit an enthusiastic individual, that values teamwork and collaboration, possesses strong communication skills and can build robust and effective working relationships. Additionally, you will have:

  • A medical degree (essential)
  • Appropriate medical and general liability insurance.
  • Current AHPRA registration to be maintained throughout employment.
  • Experience in an elite sporting environment, ideally AFL.
  • Demonstrated experience in women’s health.
  • Working knowledge of AFL Policies and Procedures (e.g., Concussion Management Guidelines)
  • A current National Police Clearance, or the ability to obtain one.

How to apply
Please complete an application form via the Club’s website, please include a resume and cover letter.

Our Commitment to Equal Opportunities
At WCE we are committed to achieving a diverse workforce, where our employees are treated fairly and with respect. We recognise that we are strengthened by the different skills and experience that people from diverse backgrounds provide and therefore we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, females, those identifying as LGBTIQ+, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Our Commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People
WCE is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care who access activities, programs, services or facilities for which the club is responsible for.