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Sports Medicine Institute Continues Partnership with Cronulla JRL

Updated: Jan 14




Cronulla JRL are pleased to announce that Sports Medicine Institute (SMI) will continue its partnership with the Junior League into the 2022 season. With the partnership beginning at the start of the 2021 season, both Cronulla JRL and SMI are both looking forward to a successful, and hopefully uninterrupted 2022 season.

During 2021, Cronulla JRL experienced its highest ever participation numbers and led New South Wales in the number of female players participating in the sport. By continuing partnerships with businesses from our local area, we can focus on building further on the successes of previous years.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr George Pitsis - Practice Principal at SMI said “that providing affordable specialist health care services to the players in the CDJRL is part of our continued investment into the local Sutherland Shire community. As chief medical officer of the Cronulla Sharks NRL team, it seemed an obvious partnership to link with the CDJRL and we are happy to provide discounted medical services to the players at a grass roots level.”

Nathan Waugh, Chairman of Cronulla JRL added “Our partnership with SMI as our preferred junior league player injury/rehab and education provider is a fantastic joint venture between both parties. The facilities and expertise that SMI can provide our players and participants access to is invaluable and I encourage all to get in contact with the SMI team for more information. Get down there and check out the facilities. I thank Dr George for his unwavering support of our local players and their clubs.”

As part of the partnership players, members and spectators will be seeing the SMI brand at grounds across the Sutherland Shire each week, in the form of signage around the field as well as their logo appearing on the sleeves of all the trainers assisting each team across our 14 clubs. Cronulla JRL will also be utilising the state-of-the-art facilities at SMI for a number of events and workshops across the season.

Sports Medicine Institute is committed to the highest standard of care. Since its’ inception in 2010 (formerly Specialist Sports Medicine Centre) Sports Medicine Institute has been led by Dr George Pitsis, who has over 25 years’ experience treating both professional athletes and the everyday person in need of specialist medical care.

Their team of doctors and allied health professionals have been carefully selected with both qualifications and approachability in mind. Sports Medicine Institute offers services in:


  • Sport & Exercise Physicians

  • Paediatric Rheumatology

  • Podiatry

  • Physiotherapy

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Performance & Sports Psychology

  • Sports/Clinical Dietetics & Nutrition

  • Remedial Massage Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Sports Science

  • Fully equipped state-of the-art rehabilitation focused and sports science based Genisys Gymnasium


The team at Sports Medicine Institute take a wholistic approach, with all relevant disciplines liaising to provide the best possible care to all patients. With both before and after-hours consultation times available, they endeavour to ensure that everyone has access to medical care.


To further set them apart from other Sports Medicine clinics, Sports Medicine Institute has its very own fully equipped sports science-based gymnasium. Known as Genisys Gymnasium, the facility offers the latest range of cardiovascular exercise equipment, free weights and pin loaded resistance training equipment.


Genisys Gymnasium offers a calm and friendly atmosphere for our members and the friendly staff are always on hand to help or offer advice on the use of equipment.


The second-floor area is a great space that is referred to as the Learning Loft. The Learning Loft is used by a variety of different groups and is a fantastic space to hire for indoor training during wet weather ground closures. It is also perfect for club meetings/functions and has both audio and visual capabilities, together with table and chairs available for hire.


Located at 1-3/545 – 549 Kingsway Miranda, the team at SMI and Genisys Gymnasium can be contacted on 9525 3444. Alternatively, you can learn more about the services provided at Sports Medicine Institute by visiting their web page www.sportsmedinstitute.com.au .


Discounts offered to the players, officials and families of the CDJRL are in the attached document.


Don’t forget to like their social media pages!


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SportsMedInstitute or https://www.facebook.com/GenisysGymnasium


Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sportsmedinstitute/ or https://www.instagram.com/genisys_gymnasium/


SMI join Aramex Australia and Zambrero who have already committed their support to Cronulla JRL in 2022 and we thank them all for their continued support.

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