Position Vacant: Trainer

The West Adelaide Football Club has multiple trainer positions available over all both junior and senior football. Please contact paul.streatfield@westadelaidefc.com.au if you are suitable for the position.


West Adelaide Football Club – Trainer Position Description


Trainers play a vital role on both game day and training nights at the West Adelaide Football Club. The trainers work in conjunction with club physiotherapists and fitness staff to ensure players injuries are dealt with promptly and professionally and that recovery times are minimised.


The position reports directly to the West Adelaide Football Club Head Trainers in conjunction with the Football Manager and Talent Manager.

 Other Key Relationships

  1. Club Physiotherapists
  2. Fitness Advisors (Exercise Physiologists and Strength and Conditioning Coaches)
  3. Club Doctor
  4. Players
  5. WAFC Support Staff
  6. Head Trainer
  7. Senior Coach


  • First Aid and CPR (Must have or be willing to undertake)
  • Level 1 or 2 Sports Trainers Qualification



Trainings run on weeknights Monday-Thursday and match days predominately Saturdays with some Friday nights and Sundays

  • Minimum of 1 training and match day a week (flexible with study commitments)
  • Pending the number of trainers, a rostering system may be implemented


  • Small honorarium
  • Gym Access
  • West Adelaide Attire provided
  • SANFL Season Membership


Specific requirements of the role are:

Fluid Replacement
  • Ensure and provide players with adequate access to fluids at all times during training and matches
Hygiene / Safety
  • Ensure procedures are followed to prevent the spread of disease
  • Maintain a safe working environment for all support staff and players
Injury Management
  • Provide appropriate initial treatment reducing the likelihood of further damage
  • Follow guidance and advice of physiotherapists in choosing appropriate modalities for injury management
  • Assist with all taping requirements of players on training and match days
Medical Conditions
  • Any injury diagnosis must be made by a club physiotherapist or the club doctor
  • Provide guidance and where necessary seek further information on the management of existing conditions
  • Have knowledge of player specific medical conditions and the impact of such conditions on the player

The West Adelaide Football Club ask all of its trainers adhere to the

Sports Trainer Code of Ethics

It is the primary role of the Sports First Aider/Trainer to apply his/her knowledge and skills to help make sport and recreation safer. This is achieved by implementing appropriate injury prevention regimes; in the case of injury, applying appropriate initial management procedures; and referring injuries as necessary, to a more qualified health professional for further advice and management.

  • The Sports First Aider/Trainer must clearly understand their defined roles and responsibilities and has a moral responsibility to work within the limits of their qualifications and hence not assume roles outside of those predetermined ones. In keeping within the limits of their qualification, the Sports First Aider/Trainer must, if appropriate, refer to a more qualified health professional.
  • Assure athletes and yourself that your actions are at all times unambiguously professional and appreciate the importance of seeking to defuse anxiety and apprehension before touching an athlete by means of verbal explanation of your intention.
  • Sports First Aiders/Trainers are trained to provide definite skills and knowledge (as outlined in the roles and responsibilities) to sport clubs/sporting events and it is acceptable to receive remuneration for their time involvement with that club/event. It is, however, clearly inappropriate and outside of the role in which the Sports First Aider/Trainer is educated, for a Sports First Aider/Trainer to offer him/herself as a primary health care practitioner and charge on a fee-for-service basis.
  • If a Sports First Aider/Trainer is found to be acting outside of the above guidelines they will be investigated by Sports Medicine Australia and possibly have their certification/accreditation revoked.