VFL Doctor – Richmond Football Club

Posted: November 9, 2023
Company: Richmond Football Club
Job Type: Contract
Location: VIC
Qualifications: Experience working with athletes in an elite Sports Medicine context; Appropriate undergraduate and postgraduate medical training; Current AHPRA Registration

Richmond Football Club is one of the largest clubs in the Australian Football League, with over 100,000 loyal and passionate members. The Club’s vision is to build a Strong & Bold future – both on and off the field– through living our purpose of Connecting to Thrive and Win.

We understand the power of sport to connect people, and at the heart of the Club’s purpose is being involved with our community. At Richmond, culture is paramount, and the Club is committed to developing its people in a supportive environment. Connecting to Thrive and Win is not just about connecting with fans and members, but about staff, players and coaches connecting with each other with humour and care, through storytelling and authenticity, to build genuine relationships. We’re committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Our Commitment to the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People:
The Richmond Football Club is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all children and young people. We exclusively hire individuals committed to supporting this environment, irrespective of their role, and will require pre-employment checks, including a Working with Children Check for this role.

Reporting to the Club Doctor, the focus of these roles is the clinical management of players before, during, and immediately following relevant training and matches.


  • Attend training approximately once per week, and Match Days, and be available to see non-AFL listed players during the week as required.
  • Integrate medical expertise with other health care providers, including the Club Doctor, to make medical decisions that affect players’ safe participation.
  • Provide medical care to non-AFL listed players.
  • Provide Match Day medical services and integrate medical expertise with Match Day staff (high performance staff and coaches).
  • Communicate with all appropriate parties to ensure they are aware of the medical status of players that may affect training, competition or the general wellbeing of individual players.


  • Demonstrated experience working with athletes in an elite Sports Medicine context
  • Appropriate undergraduate and postgraduate medical training
  • Current AHPRA Registration
  • Current professional indemnity insurance for a minimum of $10,000,000
  • Experience in an AFL environment, with working knowledge of AFL Policies and Procedures (e.g., Concussion Management Guidelines) and AFL and WADA anti-doping policies.
  • The successful candidate will also be required to undergo and pass a Police Check and Working with Children Check.


  • Please forward a cover letter and resume HERE.
  • Applications close midnight Tuesday 21 November.
  • This advertisement will stay open until the close date or until the position is filled.

Please note only those progressing to interview stage will be contacted.