River City Futsal Club would like to welcome Jacob Martin back to the club for the 2021-22 season. Martin will be joining the club in a role focused towards player wellbeing and performance. Jacob returns to the club after an initial internship in the inaugural season and will work with closely with both our male and female senior players.
During the clubs first six months, Queensland based Mental Health Organisation, Livin, jumped on board as the clubs 'Official Charity Partner' with the club raising awareness for their program through front of shirt branding.
Since the clubs inception, we have focused heavily on assisting players and members not just on the futsal court but off it as well. After a successful trial period in December 2020, the club will be further implementing the well-being monitoring program. With players completing a short survey every three days, the program is designed to track and identify trends inside players lives to monitor training loads as well as giving them a platform to speak up. The initiative follows the widely known phrase, ‘it ain’t weak to speak’.
On his appointment, Jacob said “having such a young squad means we have plenty of factors to consider when scheduling and designing training programs. By collecting the data we can now factor in school/uni assessments or work deadlines for the older players.”
The club is excited to have Jacob on board for the upcoming season and look forward to working with the players on and off the court.