Peninsula Sports Medicine Group is pleased to announce its new partnership with the St. Kilda Football club AFL Next Generation Academy.

Peninsula Sports Medicine Group has been “Hands On” in community-based and elite level sport for over 28 years with many of its Physiotherapists acting as State, National and International medical team members

Peninsula Sports Medicine Physiotherapy possesses a vast amount of high-level expertise in Sports Physiotherapy. Joining Amy Decker as Physiotherapist for the St. Kilda Women’s AFL team physios, is Simon Johnson who has recently been appointed to the position of chief physiotherapist for the St Kilda Football Club Next Generation Academy.

Simon Johnson will continue to act as team physiotherapist for the Frankston YCW football/netball club in the Mornington Peninsula league and will now add the St Kilda role to his impressive CV. He practices clinically from the Langwarrin and Somerville practices for Peninsula Sports Medicine Group.

Simon is experienced in treating acute spinal and sports injuries especially knee, shoulder and lower back conditions. His passion for football, along with his wealth of knowledge treating football players makes him the perfect fit for partnering with the St Kilda Football Club.

What is the Next Generation Academy?

The AFL Next Generation Academy (NGA’s) are a joint initiative between the AFL and AFL clubs aimed at the attraction, retention, and development of talented junior players (male & female). AFL clubs are incentivized through draft concessions for these players and the role in developing them through the program. Simon as such will be the physio to the potential next crop of AFL draftees and stars of the future

Peninsula Sports Medicine Group looks forward to working with the Saints Next Generation Academy. To find out more about Peninsula Sports Medicine Group and the services we offer, please visit