Hawthorn Hawks coach Sam Mitchell spends time at Tottenham Hotspur

Sydney’s John Longmire and assistants Jarrad McVeigh and Dean Cox spent time with the NFL’s New England Patriots, coached by Bill Belichick, on Monday.

Conway has foot operation

Promising Geelong ruckman Toby Conway has had a post-season procedure to clean up bone fragments in his foot after making his debut for the Cats in the final round of the season.

Toby Conway at the draft training day in 2021.Credit: AFL Photos

The Cats have high hopes for the 20-year-old despite the foot and ankle issues that have restricted his playing time since they drafted him in the 2021 national draft. He impressed on debut against the Western Bulldogs with 24 hitouts.

They do not believe the latest procedure to be a major concern as Conway prepares for another pre-season with the tall ruckman out of his moon boot. The Cats retained premiership ruckman Rhys Stanley but Jonathan Ceglar retired. They also have Mark Blicavs and Shannon Neale on the list as potential ruckmen in 2024.

Melbourne on the hunt for a new head of medical

Melbourne will have a new medical department head in 2024 after Dr Laura Lallenec decided to depart after seven years at the club to put her energy into a broad range of roles within sports medicine.

Lallenec, a doctor at Olympic Park Sports Medicine, is also a medical consultant to Sports Integrity Australia and is Netball Australia’s chief medical officer, as well as being the Demons’ club doctor. She was also appointed to the World Netball Medical Advisory Panel in July.

The Demons said they were disappointed to lose Lallenec, who was an integral part of the club’s drought-breaking 2021 premiership team, with president Kate Roffey thanking Lallenec, who joined the club in 2016, at the Demons’ best and fairest count held earlier this month.

Lallenec has been assisting the club during the off-season while the club doctor, Dr Jacob Jewson, had a break.

Demons CEO Gary Pert indicated the standing Lallenec held within the football club.

“Laura’s unwavering dedication and expertise after seven years have left an indelible mark on the Melbourne Football Club,” Pert said.

“In the 17 weeks that Laura stayed with the football program throughout the COVID hubs, she built an unprecedented level of trust with the players, staff and families which will never be forgotten.

“Her genuine care, ensuring the health and wellbeing of all players, remained the top priority, along with her exceptional medical skills, [which] set a standard of excellence that resonated throughout the club. We wish Laura all the best for the future.”

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