As the 2021 season approaches, the WRFL wishes to advise that all trainers are required to re-register with the league annually before you can officiate in any game.

How to register

Complete the 2021 registration form – Click Here

  • Provide a copy of your current ERC Accreditation OR Level 1 Sports Trainer Accreditation
  • Provide a copy of your current Level 2 First Aid & CPR Accreditation:
    Both Documents listed above must expire after April 10th, 2021 to be successfully registered as a trainer.
  • Provide evidence of your Working with Children’s Check (Voluntary card is accepted)
  • Provide a colour headshot photo of yourself in JPEG format (this photo will be on your trainer card for 2020)
  • Provide your COVID-19 Infection Control Training Certificate

Send the above documents to Jessie Chester (j.chester@wrfl.asn.au)

WRFL Trainer card

Following WRFL approval of your registration you will be issued with a trainer’s card valid for the 2021 season, which you will need to carry on you at all times on a Game day.

On the Registration form Trainers can opt for either a Mobile Version or a Hard copy trainers’ card.

If you choose hard copy, you will receive an email once it has been printed and available to be picked up from the WRFL Office. In the event a hard copy replacement card is required a $5.00 fee per card will be applied.

Please allow at least 24-48 hours for the registration to be processed and both the digital & hard copy versions to be finalised.

Minimum WRFL Trainer requirements from 2021

In 2018 the WRFL announced changes to the minimum requirements for being a registered and performing trainer effective from season 2021:

As of this year all trainers will require the following:

  1. Level 2 First Aid Certificate – HLTAID011 (valid for 3 years)
  2. Current CPR Certificate (renewed annually)
  3. ERC Certificate – Emergency Response Coordinator (valid for 3 years)
  4. Working with Children’s Check card – Required for all junior and senior trainers (volunteer card accepted)
  5. COVID-19 Infection Control Training Certificate (15 minute online course) Please click here for access to course

Without these the WRFL will be unable to register you as a Trainer.

Why the changes?

This is an AFL initiative which the WRFL and other community leagues are obligated to follow. The changes being implemented are designed to provide trainers with the knowledge to be both confident and competent in ensuring all players safety, administering the best care in any given situation.

What does the ERC course entail?

Emergency Response Coordinator (ERC) courses are run by First Aid Management & Training Centre in accordance with AFL guidelines.

The three-hour course covers important topics such as emergency planning, emergency response priorities, concussion management, on-field communication and transporting injured participants.

A current First Aid certificate must be provided during enrolment.

For more information on course dates & locations please contact Jessie Chester at (j.chester@wrfl.asn.au)

What are the next steps?

If you are a WRFL trainer and you have not completed an ERC course to date, then you will need to attend and complete an ERC course in order to become an eligible trainer for the upcoming season and beyond.

Course Dates & Venues:

Day Date Time Course Venue
Saturday 27th February 9am – 4pm CPR, First Aid, ERC TBC
Saturday 6th March 9am – 4pm CPR, First Aid, ERC Albion FC
Tuesday 9th March 6pm – 9pm CPR, First Aid Albion FC
Thursday 11th March 6pm – 9pm ERC TBC
Sunday 14th March 9am – 4pm CPR, First Aid, ERC TBC
Tuesday 16th March 6pm – 9pm CPR, First Aid Barkers Café, VU Whitten Oval
Monday 15th March 6pm – 9pm ERC Barkers Café, VU Whitten Oval
Wednesday 17th March 6pm – 10pm Sports Trainer Level 1 (Day 1) Barkers Café, VU Whitten Oval
Saturday 20th March 9am – 5pm Sports Trainer Level 1 (Full Day) Albion FC
Sunday 21st March 9am – 5pm Sports Trainer Level 1 (Full Day) TBC
Monday 22nd March 6pm – 10pm Sports Trainer Level 1 (Day 2) Barkers Café, VU Whitten Oval
Tuesday 23rd March 6pm – 10pm Sports Trainer Level 1 (Day 1) Tarneit FC
Wednesday 24th March 6pm – 9pm ERC Tarneit FC
Thursday 25th March 6pm – 10pm Sports Trainer Level 1 (Day 2) Tarneit FC
Saturday 27th March 9am – 4pm CPR, First Aid, ERC Point Cook FC
Sunday 28th March 9am – 5pm Sports Trainer Level 1 (Full Day) TBC
Monday 29th March 6pm – 9pm CPR, First Aid Williamstown Juniors FC
Tuesday 30th March 6pm – 9pm ERC Flemington Juniors FC
Wednesday 31st March 6pm – 8pm Sports Trainer Level 1 RE-Accreditation Flemington Juniors FC
Tuesday 6th April 6pm – 9pm CPR, First Aid Point Cook FC
Wednesday 7th April 6pm – 8pm Sports Trainer Level 1 RE-Accreditation Flemington Juniors FC
Thursday 8th April 6pm – 9pm ERC Williamstown Juniors FC
Saturday 10th April 9am – 4pm CPR, First Aid, ERC Flemington Juniors

Important to note:

  • Dates & Venues are subject to change pending Government Restrictions.
  • If you only require one (1) accreditation on a day where there is multiple; CPR, First Aid, ERC – you can simply attend the part of the day you require.

For more information on our courses and booking information please contact our provider:

First Aid Management & Training Centre

Suite 6, 476 Canterbury Rd

Forest Hill 3131

Tel: 9894 1013

Email: firstaid@firstaidmanagement.com.au

Website: www.firstaidmanagement.com.au

To book online use this link: firstaidmanagement.com.au/WRFL

When booking please select WRFL > Your Club > Course of choice

From here clubs will be invoiced directly at the completion of each course.

 

WRFL Trainers 
WRFLTA Concussion Step by Step Management Click Here
AFL Scat5Click Here
AFL Child Scat5Click Here
AFL Community Concussion Guidelines Click Here
AFL Head Injury AssessmentClick Here
AFL Community Concussion CRT Click Here
AFL Role of Helmets and Mouth-guards Click Here
Trainers InformationClick Here