Bulldogs appoint key off-field roles

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The Western Bulldogs AFL football department has been further strengthened this week with the recruitment of two positions in the key areas of high performance and medical.

Daniel Duvnjak-Zaknich has been appointed Head of Physical Performance, while Dr. Anthony Hispley joins as Chief Medical Officer of the Bulldogs.

Duvnjak-Zaknich arrives at the Kennel with 14 years of experience in top sport. He spent nine seasons with the Fremantle Dockers as Head of Strength and Conditioning before moving to the GWS Giants as Senior Physical Performance Coach.

Prior to his stint with the AFL system, Duvnjak-Zaknich was a senior lecturer at Exercise Research Australia.

Dr. Hipsley is also no stranger to the AFL competition, having recently worked as a Melbourne match doctor for both the Brisbane Lions and Fremantle Dockers.

At the same time, Hispley has worked as a Senior Sports Doctor at Western United in the A-League competition, while also consulting from a sports medicine clinic in Geelong.

Bulldogs Executive Director of Football Chris Grant was pleased to appoint two high-quality individuals to key roles within the football department.

“We are thrilled that both Daniel and Anthony have taken the opportunity to join the Bulldogs and lead the critical areas of high performance and medical within our football department,” said Grant.

“Daniel brings a wealth of professional sporting experience and will lead our strength, conditioning and high-performance areas, working closely with Head of Sports Medicine, Chris Bell, to prepare our AFL players for the demands of the modern game.

“As Chief Medical Officer, Anthony will work closely with the experienced Dr. Gary Zimmerman and support our players with expertise in sports medicine, primary care and mental health.

“We look forward to welcoming both Daniel, Anthony and their families to the Bulldogs in the coming weeks.”

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