We’re excited to welcome 4 new faces to the WFR team:
Hayden van der Merwe
Hayden is a passionate AEP who is based at our Newmont Tanami site in the Northern Territory. Hayden graduated in 2014 in South Africa and has worked with several elite sports teams in South Africa and Australia and is an avid rugby and cricket player and supporter. In his spare time he also enjoys playing golf, tennis and kayaking.
Sam has been working as an Exercise Physiologist; predominately in rehabilitation of Workers Compensation, Permanent Impairment and Enhanced Primary Care Plans. Sam is interested in all categories of exercise rehabilitation with a focus on musculoskeletal injuries. He is currently delivering health, wellness and fitness services aboard the POSH Arcadia on the Prelude project, off the coast of Broome. Sam's hobbies include competing in sports, particularly Ultimate Frisbee and waiting for the new season of Game of Thrones.
As an Exercise Sports Scientist, Victoria initially worked in FIFO managing and coordinating Health and Wellbeing programs across several mining operations for almost 4 years before deciding to move back into a Perth based role as the state manager for a corporate health company. In 2014 she went back to university to complete a Post Graduate Degree in Exercise Rehabilitation at UWA, and have since had several clinical based roles. She enjoys boxing and Mauy Thai for exercise and in her spare time, Victoria loves heading to the beach for a surf or sunbake. She’s also a new mother to a Samoyed (big fluffy) dog.
Mike graduated as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in 2016 and since that time has worked in a variety of roles including Workers Compensation and Injury Prevention Programs. In conjunction with this, Mike has worked in the Health and Fitness industry for 12 years, including one year studying Athletic Training at San Diego State University in California. In his down time, Mike likes to keep an active lifestyle and is a long-suffering Fremantle Dockers supporter.