Christmas day is a special time of year. For one of our Physiotherapists, Grant Brauer, it means that his favourite day of the year is only one day away. Yes, the annual Boxing Day test at the MCG is an opportunity for Grant to indulge in one of his great passions – cricket.
Grant has a long association with cricket, both locally and further afield, going back about 20 years. His initial days were spent at his local club Stoneyford where he played in junior and senior teams. During his first stint at Stoneyford Grant also represented Colac at several Country Week carnivals in Melbourne and Ballarat as well as winning a Bill Johnston Medal for the association’s best and fairest player.
His passion for the game saw him make the transition to Geelong Cricket Club who play in the Victorian Premier League. Grant spent 8 seasons at Geelong, playing 120 games and was lucky enough to be involved in Premierships at 2nd and 3rd XI level. Grant returned to Stoneyford following his Premier cricket experiences to act as a mentor to their younger players. During this period he won a second association best and fairest medal.
Grant has not played in recent seasons, choosing to spend time with his young family, but his passion for the game remains as strong as ever. He is an accredited cricket coach and loves combining his physiotherapy skills with his knowledge and passion for the game to assist players in rehabilitating from their injuries. He is currently enrolled in post-graduate study in sports physiotherapy to further his knowledge in this area. As a former pace bowling all-rounder (who suffered his fair share of injuries) Grant can attest to how physically demanding cricket can be.
Grant loves talking cricket with anyone who will care to listen and loves assisting cricketers of all levels and ages with their game. If you would like to chat to Grant about cricket and how he can help you prepare, recover or rehabilitate from cricket injuries send Grant an email on [email protected] or call on 5232 2400.
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