Health & Wellbeing

Sports Psychologist

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….


Oliver Brecht 0406 977 290

GRANT BRECHT 0403 944 900(02) 9929 8515

Sports Doctor

NSWJA and Racing NSW employ Dr David Duckworth as the jockeys sports doctor…Dr Duckworth will mediate between the patient and the doctors and will ensure all jockeys are sent to the best specialist to ensure the speediest recovery.

Dr Duckworth is a is an Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery. He performs arthroscopic, reconstructive, replacement and trauma surgery to the shoulder and elbow. Dr Duckworth’s key surgical interest is shoulder replacement surgery and management of complex fracture cases such as clavicle fractures.

To contact Dr Duckworth please initially call Phillip O'Brien 02 6332 4186.