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Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

MBChB, FACSEP

 
 

Tony is a Sport and Exercise Physician and the founding partner of Axis Sports Medicine. He has worked in the field of Sports Medicine for more than thirty years and was one of the first 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 womens 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:

 

Current:

  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  • Medical Director for Hockey New Zealand 
  • Medical lead Women's Blacksticks hockey team
  • Life member Sports Medicine NZ
  • Research interest in injury prevention

Previous:

  • Medical Director for NZ Olympic Team, Atlanta 1996, NZ Commonwealth Games Team 1994;
  • Team Physician for the NZ Olympic Team 1992, NZ Commonwealth Games Team 1990
  • FIFA Medical Officer 2000, 2008, 2012, Olympics
  • FIFA Medical Officer 2006, 2010, 2016 FIFA World Cup
  • FIFA Medical Director, Under 20 Men’s World Cup 2015 , NZ
  • Member of the F-MARC research committee, FIFA 2005-2018
  • Member of the FIFA Medical Committee 2005-2018
  • Team Doctor, Auckland Warriors, 1996-2000
  • Medical Director High Performance Sport NZ  2007-2013
  • Team Physician, NZ Basketball Team, World Championships, Spain, 1986
  • Team Physician, NZ Track & Field Team, World Championships,Rome 1987, Tokyo 1991
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, Department of General Practice 1990-2006
  • Medical Director New Zealand Netball
  • Medical Director New Zealand Gymnastics

 

 

Other team members:

 

Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Simon Kim

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Julie Shamlaye

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Caroline Stuart

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Amitesh Kumar

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Colleen Winstanley

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Kimberley Wells

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Mr Rob Elliott

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Hannah Crosswell

Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP)

Dane Baker

Performance Dietitian