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Clough a true champion

Horsham Saints trainer Ian Clough, pictured at work during a training session last week, has been rewarded for his efforts after being named the Victorian Smartplay Sport Safety champion.

Horsham Saints Football Netball Club trainer Ian Clough has been announced as champion individual winner of the Victorian Smartplay Sport Safety Champion awards 2009.
The awards, run by Smartplay, Sports Medicine Australia’s sports injury prevention program funded by VicHealth and the Department of Planning and Community Development, searched state wide for community sporting individuals with the top sport safety strategies.
Ian Clough beat many other entrants to win the $500 cash prize for his dedication to sports safety.
“Ian was awarded with the title of champion individual for his tireless work as a sports trainer,” Sports Medicine Australia’s executive officer Ms Lynne Sheehan said.
“During his career he has developed a number of safety systems which include recording player’s medical history and using injury surveillance to determine the types of injuries occurring, their frequency and impact.
“Ian also conducts a briefing for all first aid personnel prior to each season to ensure all sport safety knowledge is current. Other activities he is involved in include organising accredited trainers courses, and writing and publishing a newsletter on the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly website,” she said.
“Most importantly, he has single-handedly raised the profile of trainers and their importance to the local community.”
Award winners were announced at a Smartplay Sport Safety Champion awards ceremony where Beijing rowing silver medallist Cameron McKenzie-McHarg spoke about his experience at the Beijing Olympics.

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Posted on May 27 2009

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