Football IIP

 Injury Prevention Program

Roselea FC have partnered up again this year with The Movement Clinic Sydney to provide a six-week injury-prevention program for all teams at Roselea FC for 2021!


Last season, we had some awesome results with the O35 and an U16 girl’s squads, where we saw positive results in terms of injury prevention, recovery and fitness all throughout the season. The Movement Clinic Sydney want to be able to provide this same improvement in performance for the rest of the club!


This program has been created by TMCS Senior Physiotherapist Jordon Sarkodee and Associate Professor Steve Cobley from the University of Sydney, who will also run the program. See Bio's below. They have developed a weekly program designed to help improve your lower-limb flexibility, agility, and strength.


Our main objective, however, is to lower the risk of non-contact injuries.

Sessions Dates and Details


Senior Men:

  • 7:30 to 9pm Wednesdays

  • 5 weeks, commencing 03/03/21

  • Roselea Oval


Junior Girls & Junior Mixed – 12 – 18 yrs:

  • 6:30 to 7:30 Fridays

  • 6 weeks, commencing 12/03/21

  • Harold West Oval


Senior Women 19yrs+:

  • 7:45 to 8:45pm Fridays

  • 6 weeks, commencing 12/03/21

Harold West Oval

CLICK HERE to register

About the program.

  • A thorough baseline assessment to determine any anatomical or functional issues.

  • A 6-week exercise program, with one Group Session per week, run by Jordon and Steve.

  • 2 at-home sessions to complete twice per week for maintenance and improvement.

  • A re-assessment at the end of the program, right before the kick-off of the season so we can measure your improvements.

  • We will provide you with the necessary equipment for the required exercises.

  • Access to The Movement Clinic’s home exercise instructional videos.

  • A 10% discount will be available for all Roselea FC players and their families and we accept insurance cases.

The IPP Coordinators

Jordon Sarkodee | M.Phty,  B.Hsc, APAM

Senior Physiotherapist

After completing his Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015, Jordon has

worked in a wide variety of clinical settings over his career, which took him over to work in London!

Over the years, Jordon has grown a passion for treating a wide range of injuries with his clincal pilates-based principles. This can range from post-operative spinal surgery, to ongoing and persistent shoulder pain. It was his love for clinical pilates and being able to change individual’s movement patterns and awareness through this method that has led him to specialise in this area. Quite often you will see Jordon on the floor of the gym with his clients re-training people’s movement patterns based off exercises.

On top of this, Jordon also understands the importance of minimising injury from a whole range of sports in order to keep athletes on the field. Last year, he directed an 8-week injury prevention program for the Roselea football club before the start of the season. It came as little surprise that the players got through the season with a significantly less number of injuries and their fitness levels were much higher.

Jordon is continuing his combined passion for pilates and injury-prevention every day to all his clients.


Treatment modalities

  • Dry needling

  • Matwork Clinical pilates rehab

  • Joint mobilisations and muscular release

  • Post-operative orthopaedic management

  • Athletic screening & testing

Steve Cobley

Stephen is one of the Injury Prevention Programme coordinators, and he has several reasons for interest in the topic.

Firstly, and more personally, after sustaining knee injuries whilst playing football in UK Steve was interested in rehabilitation but more importantly insuring against a repeat injury.

Secondly, as an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Exercise & Sport Science at The University of Sydney, Steve has written over 125+ research articles and book chapters on the topic of athlete development. 

Steve is co-editor of three books related to Talent Identification and Athlete Development. He sees the importance of injury prevention to helping continued game involvement, whilst maintaining daily (‘off the field’) functioning.


This dad of two girls (10 and 6), who for some reason still supports Sheffield Wednesday, is a member of Roselea’s Over 35’s team.


Stephen has been living in Australia for 10 years now and loves the lifestyle over here!