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Blog, Mental Health - 4 months ago

Understanding the mental and physical toll of injuries

We’ve listed helpful tips for coaches to consider when supporting players who may be experiencing a tough time in their injury recovery process.

Uncategorised - 5 months ago

“We want to safeguard our playing group”

Community football clubs are the lifeblood of many Australian towns. For the Stratford Football and Netball Club this statement rings true. Located on the Avon River in Victoria, east of Melbourne in Gippsland, the Stratford sporting club connects all aspects of the 2000-strong community. Devastatingly, in 2020 the club experienced the loss of a player...

Mental Health, Video - 5 months ago

Alex Johnson: A Tackle Your Feelings story

After being drafted with pick No. 57 in the 2010 National Draft, Alex Johnson had the dream start to his AFL career. The former Sydney Swans defender played 45 games in his first two seasons, including the 2012 premiership. But, a spate of serious knee injuries following a tear in his anterior crucial ligament (ACL)...

Blog, Mental Health - 5 months ago

‘Coaches are often the people that you look towards for guidance’

Melbourne's Karen Paxman shares the important role coaches have played in her career.

Mental Health, Video - 6 months ago

Gary Buckenara: A Tackle Your Feelings story

“You actually become a bit of an actor… you’re living a double life really, trying to show people you’re happy and successful whereas underneath you feel like you’re a total failure."

Blog, Mental Health - 6 months ago

From the program manager’s desk… the importance of our people

We don’t want Tackle Your Feelings to be considered a ‘fly in, fly out’ program and so we’re continually looking at ways we can deliver our program to have a lasting impact on the communities that we visit.

Blog, Mental Health - 7 months ago

Setting SMART goals ahead of the football season

With the footy season around the corner we've put some tips together to help you set your goals for the season ahead.

AFL Players, Ambassador, Mental Health, Video - 7 months ago

Jack Trengove: A Tackle Your Feelings story

Growing up, life was pretty easy according to former Melbourne and Port Adelaide player Jack Trengove. The former No. 2 draft pick attended a good school, he was athletic, academically strong and well-rounded. “If you were to ask me what the words mental health meant when I was 16 years old, I wouldn’t have even...

Ambassador, Mental Health, Video - 7 months ago

Alastair Clarkson: A Tackle Your Feelings story

With almost 16 seasons under his belt as a senior coach and 134 games of playing experience, Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has come to understand the importance of strong relationships in driving success on and off-field. Growing up in the small rural town of Kaniva in Victoria’s wheat belt, Clarkson felt a strong sense of...

Uncategorised - 8 months ago

Challenges, Connection and Community: Jetta reflects on a tough season

“One of the most pivotal (moments of 2020) was staying connected even when you’re away from the club… If you can continue to support your teammates, coaches, volunteers or anyone else involved in the club, you’ll have better people and a better football club around you.”

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