Health & Wellbeing
The AJA, together with the principal racing authorities, employs a sports psychologist in each state for the benefit of all jockeys past and present.
This free service is strictly confidential and neither the aja or pra’s are told of the jockeys that visit.
The confidentiality is important to the success of this service.
If you are going through a rough time ( financially, relationships, family, career etc) please pick up the phone and contact the sports pyschologist in your state
It could be the most important call you make….
0413 616 152
The VJA AND Racing Victoria employ Dr Gary Zimmerman as the jockeys chief medical officer. Dr Zimmerman will mediate between the patient and the doctors and will ensure all jockeys are sent the best specialist to ensure the speediest recovery.
Dr Zimmerman has been a full time Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician since 1983. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation (an elected rather than academic award) in 1988. He attained the Foundation Fellowship of the Australian College of Sports Physicians in 1991 and became a Foundation Fellow of Sports and Exercise Medicine (United Kingdom) in 2007.
To contact Dr Zimmerman please initially call Ron Hall, safety officer at Racing Victoria on 0411 646 160