Ensuring that all Jockeys have access to professional support services
Individual in person sessions with our Dietitian, Gillian O'Loughlin, and with our Strength & Conditioning coach, Wayne Middleton are available. All sessions will be delivered from the RACE campus in Kildare town.
The Jockey Pathway career support & transition service will be delivered by Fran O'Reilly of Amaze.ie. Fran is a Development of Potential Expert and Head Coach at Amaze Limited, a limited Irish company who specialise in the development of potential within business leaders, sales professionals, executives and teams, elite sportspeople and professional musicians.
Fran will be available to work with Jockeys who may be experiencing difficulties and/or lacking motivation in their current role due to a lack of opportunities, those who may be nearing the end of their career in the saddle and are starting to plan for a career transition and those who are unable to ride due to injury.
If you are interested in availing of career support and transition services please send an email through to [email protected] or call 085 710 6984
John Butler from the John Butler Sports Injury Clinic delivers an on-course physiotherapy service, John can be contacted at the office on 091 767473 or on mobile at 086 3015043. The updated on-course schedule will be posted here as soon as it is available. The services delivered will include the following:
• Comprehensive assessment & diagnosis of new injuries/complaints
• Physiotherapy treatment as required (manual techniques, dry needling, ultrasound, taping, soft tissue techniques)
• Education on injury prevention and management
• Assessment for muscle imbalances/strength deficits and injury predictors
• Review referrals from on-track service provider for a more comprehensive assessment
• Development & implementation of rehabilitation programmes
• Development of injury prevention programmes in conjunction with the S&C coach
The Jockey Pathway Dietitian, Gillian O'Loughlin, has put together a presentation of helpful tips for getting your weight control back on track, included is a sample shopping list as well as a five day meal plan. The presentation can be downloaded by clicking on the button below:
Ger and Johnny from Off The Ball chat with Sports Psychologist Dr Ciara Losty about her work with the Jockey Pathway. In addition to her work with the Pathway Ciara is a lecturer in Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology in WIT. This interview was recorded during the COVID-19 crisis and Ciara speaks about the importance of keeping structure to your day, being kind to yourself, and having reasonable expectations.
If you are an Irish based professional jockey and would like to arrange an appointment with Ciara please send an email through to [email protected]
Ger and Johnny from Off The Ball speak to Dietitian Gillian O'Loughlin about her work with the Jockey Pathway. Gillian is a Dietitian Manager with the Health Service Executive, in this interview she speaks about the introduction of the Race-day Catering Guidelines for Irish racecourses which will ensure that riders have access to healthy meals and snacks between races. Gillian also talks about the other research projects which are ongoing in relation to jockey health and well-being.
To schedule an appointment with Gillian please text 087 4128798.
Strength & Conditioning coach Wayne Middleton speaks about his experiences of working with Irish Jockeys through his work with trainee jockeys in RACE and with the professional riders via the Jockey Pathway. Wayne talks about how racing is a weight classification sport and how he aims to work with riders to ensure that they maintain a healthy weight while at the same time being fit and strong.
Wayne runs group classes from the RACE gym on a weekly basis, individual one to one sessions can also be arranged. If you would like further information in relation to Wayne's S&C service please email [email protected] and you can text Wayne directly on 083 3133450
The IHRB Senior Medical Officer, Dr Jennifer Pugh was on with Ger and Johnny on Friday Night Racing of Off The Ball. Jennifer speaks about her role in Irish Racing, her own experiences as an amateur rider, the work of the jockey research group, and what was learned from racing behind closed doors during the COVID-19 crisis.