GWIC updates / EOI: professional trainers to sit on the Race Injury Review Panel

The Commission is expanding it's representative pool of professional trainers who will be invited to sit on the Race Injury Review Panel on a rotating basis. More trainers are being sought as they can bring a unique perspective on the preparation and exercise regimen of racing greyhounds, and the history of rearing practices, spelling, treatments and nutritional aspects.

To be considered trainers must meet the criteria below;

  • Local NSW trainer for at least 5 years
  • Professional greyhound trainer
  • No previous welfare rule breaches or convictions
  • No recent (2 years) prohibited substance rule breaches
  • Regularly races at, at least 3 different tracks in NSW
  • Involved in breeding or rearing would be an advantage
  • Passionate about improving the welfare outcomes in the greyhound industry and ensuring the sustainability of the industry
  • Concerned with improving public confidence in greyhound racing through transparency
  • Amenable to working alongside GWIC and GRNSW to achieve a reduction in the incidence of racing injuries
  • Able to put aside self-interest and work co-operatively and represent all trainers and the greyhound industry’s best interests

To express interest, please email a one page resume to vets@gwic.nsw.gov.au outlining why you would like to be included, detail on how you meet the criteria and why you think you’d be a good fit to participate on the panel.

Expressions of interest will close on 31 May 2020.

The Panel will meet monthly, and its findings published on the Commission’s website twice a year. View the Race Injury Review Panel analysis and recommendations here.

Race Injury Review Panel Terms of Reference.