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The Roy Cazaly Football Club has been established to promote the
philosophies of health and well being as demonstrated by the life's work of the late Roy (Up There) Cazaly
(1893-1963), Roy Cazaly Jnr (1919-1994) and Roy Jnr's son Rick Cazaly (1953-)
Roy Snr, who played for and coached many football clubs over four decades, was a strict non-smoker and
non-drinker who avoided fried foods and insisted on a fresh food diet (unfashionable in those days). At only
180cm (5 ft 11 inches) and weighing 79.5 kg (12st 7 pounds) he was not a big man, but was able to outclass
many much larger opponents.
He was an excellent kick with either foot and could also bat with either hand.
As a coach, he developed innovative conditioning drills and demanded that his players achieve and maintain peak
health & fitness not only throughout the football season, but across the player's whole family and
community life as well.
Anything else, he declared, was not fair to the player, the team or their supporters. Off the field, Roy worked
as a physiotherapist who devoted much of his life to helping sportsmen and ordinary working people overcome
debilitating illness and injuries, often for little or no payment. Roy Jnr joined with his father from the late
1930s to expand the family's health and fitness operations, with particular emphasis on programs specfic to women.
From 1970 Roy Jnr's son Rick Cazaly brought these principles into the modern era, with the focus shifting to
workplace settings and community-wide participation.
These men dedicated their lives to health and fitness promotion through physical therapy, physical fitness
programs, healthy lifestyle choices, the leadership of men and the building of strong communities. Throughout their
lives there was a strong focus on inclusion and particpation for all, irrespective of skill level and natural
Established by Rick Cazaly, The Roy Cazaly Football Club seeks to support
families,individual boys and girls, clubs and organizations who respect the 'Cazaly Values' typified
by Roy's example.
Its objectives are to promote:
- Lifelong health promotion for players (healthy lifestyle coaching & injury prevention training )
- Healthy competition & sportmanship (teaching healthy teamwork from an early age)
- Building bridges within football communities (helping clubs engage 'women's only' programs and community
THE ROY CAZALY FOOTBALL CLUB offers worldwide membership, educational products and programs,
merchandise and memorobillia, recognition and endorsement.
Rick Cazaly is the program
director of the Roy Cazaly Football Club.
Rick grew up in the family fitness centre
surrounded by men and women who were passionate about helping others achieve better health and fitness. In
1970 be started working at the ‘coalface’ as a trainee gym instructor/trainer, applied himself to continuous
education and training and throughout the next forty years developed a strong record as a Health &
Wellness Coach across a wide range of Heavy Industrial settings including BHP Temco, Renison Goldfields,
Aurora Energy and many Govt departments. For eight years he was the
state director of the highly successful ‘Gutbusters’ men’s health program and developed a parallel program
for women (‘Wise Women’s’ program). As a registered Fitness Professional he has taught other trainee fitness
instructors at the certificate course at the University of Tas and the Fitness Diploma at
contact with the community at a face to face level as a Personal Fitness trainer, he also helped nurture the
professionalism of the Fitness Industry as a founding member of the national Industry body ‘Fitness Australia’ in
1985. He served on the board of Fitness Australia for 13 years concluding as Vice President in 2003
In 2000 he was the driving force behind the
establishment of the Tasmanian Premiers Physical Activity Council, and over five years served on the council as
Vice Chairman and Chairman.
In 2002 Rick was recognised by the Fitness Industry
with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and by the Prime Minister’s ’Centenary Medal’ for ’32 years service to the
Australian community through the Health and Fitness Industry.’
In 2006 he retired from operating the family fitness
centre ‘Cazaly Fitness’ to concentrate on reaching more of the community through ‘Cazaly Sports – Health’ and the
‘Roy Cazaly Football Club’.