The CYMS Season That Nearly Was
Our Physio, Osteo and Massage team at Williamstown Health + Lifestyle have been privileged to work with the men and women of the Williamstown CYMS football club in season 2021. After the disappointment of season 2020, season 21 promised so much. The senior mens team played their long awaited games in premier B division and the senior women had also been promoted to division 1. Whilst this year wasn’t what we had pinned for, it did fill us with a sense of pride whilst leaving the hunger unchecked.
Under the guidance of coach Matt Montebello and strength and conditioning coach Mark Sketchley, season 2020 didn’t go to waste.
The training regimen and commitment to be better demonstrated by the Williamstown CYMS senior mens team was unbelievable.
Lead by captain and Osteopath Tom Johnstone, the players set about posting running distances and times online in a bid to stay connects whilst preparing for the rigours of premier B.
The players commitment to staying fit and healthy was also demonstrated by their early adoption of both treatment and rehab sessions at Williamstown Health and Lifestyle. Under the watchful eye of Physiotherapist Rachel Hunt and Osteo Tom, the team at Williamstown Health + Lifestyle set about equaling their task of providing coach Montebello with a full list of fit players as per the 2019 season.
We would also like to recognise the efforts of head trainer Antony Oates, who once again did an amazing job keeping the boys together and providing us with injury updates on a Sunday afternoon.
Unfortunately this was not to be the case, with the VAFA announcing the cessation of the 2021 season in line with COVID restrictions.
Here at Williamstown Health and Lifestyle, we would like to extend a very big thank you for the clubs on-going support and trust to allow us to help everyone stay fit and strong to tackle every challenge that came their way in 2021. We have loved every minute of it, as we provided over 330 appointments to players and club members, including senior coach Matt Montebello and his injured hamstring sustained in the senior’s mid-year scratch match.