Following the departure of Floyd Lebatie to concentrate on his physiotherapy practice, the school is pleased to welcome Jeppe High School for Girls alumnus Simone Schafer as the school’s resident physio.
Simone is eminently qualified for the job. She has a physiotherapy degree from Wits University and has also studied orthopaedic physiotherapy and sports physio. While she was at Jeppe Girls she did the Level 3 First Aid qualification with Mr Richard Green.
She is very experienced, having worked for three seasons as the physio for the Wits rugby team and she has also worked with the Golden Lions and at St John’s and KES.
Her role at the school will involve doing injury rehabilitation for the boys in the various 1st teams, as well as conditioning work with the school’s strength and conditioning specialist Dominic Shaw.
She will travel with touring teams as part of the coaching staff – a role she is looking forward to as she loves being part of the team vibe.
She has always loved sport and while at Jeppe she played 1st team soccer and cricket.
Director of sport Mr Brendan Gittins is excited at the new dimension Simone will bring to sport at the school. “Floyd did a great job at the school and we were sorry to see him go,” he said, “but we are pleased to have Simone on board now. She has some exciting new ideas and we are looking forward to her having a positive impact on our sports teams.”