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Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician | Managing Director


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Mark is the Managing Director at Axis, and currently the Medical Director for NZ Football and a member of the FIFA Medical Committee. He has attended 3 Olympic Games, and been Medical Director for Netball NZ amongst many other roles. Mark has a particular interest in football injuries, concussion, tendon pathology and injury prevention.‍


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Mark is a Sport and Exercise Physician and the Managing Director at Axis. Since graduating from medical school in 2001, Mark has worked extensively in sports medicine and is especially interested in injury prevention, the treatment of knee injuries, and concussion. He works closely with ACC and is part of their Sports Collaboration Group, which releases guidelines such as the Concussion Services Guidelines for medical providers in NZ.

Mark is the Medical Director at New Zealand Football and was previously the doctor for the All Whites and Football Ferns (New Zealand Women's Team). He has attended three Olympic Games as a team doctor. Mark currently works with the New Zealand Breakers basketball team. He was formerly the Medical Director of the ITU World Championship Triathlon event and Medical Director at Netball NZ including being the Silver Ferns team doctor. He has also been the team doctor for the Northern Mystics netball team and held the lead Tournament Physician position at past ASB Classic Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments.

Mark continues to be involved with Sports Medicine education, regularly contributing as a guest speaker/lecturer at universities and sports medicine meetings around the country. He is a member of the FIFA Medical Committee and is the 'Editor in Chief' of the FIFA Medical Network. Mark is also the Vice President of the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians. His research interests include football injuries, concussion, tendon pathology and injury prevention.

Mark has a passion for football and played in various versions of the New Zealand national league. His claim to fame is that he is the shortest goalkeeper to ever participate in a FIFA Tournament.

Team Involvement and Achievements

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  1. Medical Director New Zealand Football
  2. Senior Lecturer, Sports Medicine Diploma (University of Auckland)
  3. ACC Sports Collaboration Group Member
  4. Editor FIFA Football Medicine Diploma


  1. New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  2. Team Physician New Zealand Olympic Team, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016
  3. Team Doctor White Ferns Football Team Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  4. Team Doctor All Whites Football Team
  5. Team Doctor Northern Mystics Netball Team
  6. Medical Director ITU World Championship, Auckland
  7. Lead Physician ASB Classic Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments
  8. Medical Delegate ITU World Duathlon Championship, Adelaide
  9. Medical Director New Zealand Netball
  10. Team Doctor Silver Ferns Netball Team
  11. Consultant Physician Wellington Phoenix Football Team
  12. Team doctor Counties Manukau Steelers, ITM Cup
  13. Tournament Physician Heineken Open and ASB Classic Tennis Tournaments
  14. Master of Medical Science (with First Class Honours) – Groin Pain in Football Players