Echuca Football Netball Club is committed to offering off-field help to our players and supporters by providing access to information, materials and support to assist them in mental health and wellbeing.

EFNC aims to provide an environment for all players and supporters to be valued and supported in their on field endeavours and off field wellbeing. We will provide information, materials and support to enable them to take responsibility for their decisions and their actions on and off the field.

Our Health and Well-Being Subcommittee has already rolled out, and continues to plan further, formal educational events for the EFNC community. The people on the committee offer a vast range of skills and experiences. Our players and supporters can feel confident that they can seek assistance by engaging with any member of the committee knowing that their wellbeing needs will be treated in line with our Code of Conduct and the Player Well-being Policy.

Dr Sam Kennedy

Sam is a local general practitioner at the Echuca Moama Family Medical Practice (EMFMP), who also practices anaesthetics, emergency medicine and inpatient medicine at Echuca Regional Health (ERH). He is the Director of the High Dependency Unit at ERH.
Sam is a supervisor for medical students and junior doctors at both EMFMP and ERH. He also travels annually (before Covid-19 interfered) to Mongolia to run training courses under the banner of Interplast.

03 5480 6001

Des Walladsen

I was born in Albury. In that year there was no hospital in Wodonga—Barnawartha was my home during childhood and adolescence. In the late 60’s and early 70’s I studied in Sydney and then in Melbourne, philosophy and theology. Since then, I have ministered in eight parishes throughout the Goulburn Valley, the North East and the Bendigo area. I also worked in a Melbourne parish with a group of people in team ministry. I have always enjoyed walking with people courageous enough to run with and deepen their gift of faith. A fellow endeavoured to continue playing football until the age of thirty two—finally ending up in hospital.

0429 143 093

Jenny Weeks

Jenny Weeks

I’ve lived most of my adult life in Echuca with my husband Brad and our 3 boys Darcy (16), Archer (14) and Levi (12). Our 3 boys love all the sporting opportunities that Echuca has to offer and, as a family we enjoy being involved in their sport. I’ve been the secretary of the Junior Football Club for the past 3 seasons and have really enjoyed getting to know so many of the players and their families and realise how fortunate we are to call Echuca home.
I’m currently completing my Masters in Professional Psychology and am passionate about the wellbeing of young people. Returning to work after being a stay-at-home mum to our boys, I have worked in local schools in the wellbeing area. For the past few years, I have been fortunate to work at Echuca Twin Rivers Specialist School as the Wellbeing Coordinator. I love the diversity of my job and all the wonderful people who I have met along the way.

0427 821 559