Opportunity for trainers to join our club

The Altona FC is seeking trainers to join our senior club. We are seeking an experienced trainer and sports trainers for the home and away season. The Altona FC will field three teams in 2017; Division 1 Seniors, Division 1 Reserves and Division 1 U19s. Trainers will be required on match day (Saturday) and as required at training (Tuesday and Thursday).

Trainers must hold appropriate accreditation per the WRFL by-laws (of which are below). Remuneration can be discussed with interested parties.

Please submit your interest to altonafc1918@gmail.com.




Clubs are permitted to appoint trainers from time to time and they shall act in accordance with the Rules and By-laws of the WRFL. No trainer shall be permitted to enter the playing arena except for the purpose of attending injured players, officials or umpires or delivering drinks to players or umpires and at no time shall more than five (5) trainers (inclusive of water persons) from any team be permitted on to the playing arena during home and away games and finals. All trainers must:

a) wear the prescribed WRFL trainers bib (white with black writing)

c) be over 16 years of age (inclusive of water persons);

d) be accredited to a minimum Sports First Aider standard or higher (Sports Medicine Accreditation); and

e) be registered with the WRFL in accordance with by-law 5.2.2.

If not accredited he/she can only act as a water person. Only accredited trainers shall sign the team sheet as trainers and shall act and be subject to all Rules and By-laws of the WRFL but cannot be ordered off.


Register of Accredited Trainers

No trainer shall officiate in any game until registered with the League. Registration will be required annually and will expire on 31 December each year. Each trainer’s nominated club will be invoiced a registration fee of $10.00 per trainer per year. Registration fees will be applied solely for the purpose of education, training and professional development of WRFL registered trainers, having regard to advice from the WRFL Trainers’ Association.


Reporting of Trainers

Any accredited trainer may be reported but not sent from the ground.


Accreditation of Trainers

Each home team shall have a minimum of one (1) accredited trainer at each game, if there is no such accredited trainer present at the game, the game shall not be played, unless the away team has an accredited trainer present. If the game is not played, the game shall be deemed to have been forfeited by the home team.


ALL teams participating in ALL finals games shall supply a minimum of one (1) accredited trainer. If a club fails to supply one (1) accredited trainer included in the team sheet then and in that case that club shall forfeit that final.


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