Entire Health has long been associated with and official Physios for the Redcliffe Dolphins – senior Physio James Handyside recently summed up their season from the Physio perspective…
After 10 long months of training and playing, the Redcliffe Dolphins Queensland Cup team have finished the 2013 season. Their season was less successful than last year, but they can consider themselves a little unlucky, missing the finals by only two points. Some close losses and three draws for the year hurt them in the end and despite a very strong finish for the year they couldn’t quite sneak into the final five. The FOGS A grade performed strongly reaching the preliminary finals, and the Colts under 20’s made the Grand final but unfortunately lost on the day.
Team physios James Handyside and Megan Kelly had to deal with some interesting injuries for the year. There were a total of four ruptured ACLs (Anterior Cruciate ligaments), two broken arms, one broken leg, two fractured cheekbones and about 8 broken noses!! In one memorable game Megan had to deal with four broken noses, two cheekbone fractures and a broken leg in one round on her own! For the guys with the ACL ruptures they will now undertake long post operative rehabilitation aiming for a return to play next season.
Entire Health will continue on as Physios for the team next season, that being the tenth for James with the club. This season was the last for the head coach John Dixon and head strength and conditioning trainer Aaron Wheeler and we wish them all the best with their next career steps.
This season also marked the end of the career (probably!) for Petero Civoniceva, one of the greats of the game. He is a great ambassador for the game and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.