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Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, DipSportsMed London, FACSEP

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Tony is a Physician at Axis and Medical Director for Hockey New Zealand and the NZ Women's Blacksticks, a position he has held for 30 years. He has been a FIFA Medical Officer at 4 World Cups from 2006 – 2016 and a FIFA Medical Committee member until 2018. Tony was also Team Doctor for the NZ Warriors from 1996 – 2000. 


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Tony is a Sport and Exercise Physician and the founding partner of Axis Sports Medicine. He has worked in Sports Medicine for more than thirty years and was one of the first three doctors to complete specialty training and become a consultant Sports Physician in New Zealand.

Tony was a long serving member of the FIFA Medical Committee until 2018 and continues to work as the Medical Director for Hockey NZ and the NZ Women's Blacksticks team, a position he has held for 30 years. He has previously been the Medical Director of High Performance Sport New Zealand.

Tony has a passion for cooking and fine wine and is the Howick-Pakuranga Hockey club's number one supporter.

Team Involvement and Achievements

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  1. New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  2. Medical Lead Women's Blacksticks hockey team
  3. Life member Sports Medicine NZ
  4. Research interest in injury prevention


  1. Medical Director for NZ Olympic Team, Atlanta 1996, NZ Commonwealth Games Team 1994;
  2. Team Physician for the NZ Olympic Team 1992, NZ Commonwealth Games Team 1990
  3. FIFA Medical Officer 2000, 2008, 2012, Olympics
  4. FIFA Medical Officer 2006, 2010, 2016 FIFA World Cup
  5. FIFA Medical Director, Under 20 Men's World Cup 2015 , NZ
  6. Member of the F-MARC research committee, FIFA 2005-2018
  7. Member of the FIFA Medical Committee 2005-2018
  8. Team Doctor, Auckland Warriors, 1996-2000
  9. Medical Director High Performance Sport NZ  2007-2013
  10. Team Physician, NZ Basketball Team, World Championships, Spain, 1986
  11. Team Physician, NZ Track & Field Team, World Championships, Rome 1987, Tokyo 1991
  12. Senior Lecturer, Diploma in Sports Medicine, University of Auckland, Department of General Practice 1990-2006
  13. Medical Director New Zealand Netball