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A teacher by profession, but is now in his 37th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Photo:  Tim Undy in the treatment room at Warrior Park [PlessPix]

Southern Premier League

Nelson Eastern Suburbs 4 (R Mills 2, A Cronk, A Reason) beat New Town Eagles 0

NTC 0 lost to South Hobart 7


Malian international Sekou Camara died of a heart attack yesterday at training with his Indonesian Super League club, Pelita Bandung Raya.

The club’s physiotherapist and players attempted to resuscitate Camara, but were unsuccessful.

The 27-year-old striker was taken to hospital but was dead on arrival.

He was well-known in the Indonesian Super League as a tricky and difficult opponent.

He made his single international appearance for Mali in 2009.

Tasmania had a near tragedy earlier this season when Tilford Zebras’ women’s player Martine Delaney suffered a heart attack at KGV Park during a game.

It was only the swift action of team-mate Kate Chambers, a police officer, that saved Delaney’s life.

It’s wonderful news, therefore, that Tim Undy, Olympia Warriors’ Victory League squad trainer and first-aid man, has bought a defibrillator to add to his bag of medical tricks.

“This will aid me in an extreme emergency,” Undy said.

“Players young or old can have a heart attack.

“Ambulances can take time to get to grounds and it can be too late.

“It’s good for clubs to be aware that I have the equipment with me at games.”

Tomorrow evening at 7pm at Warrior Park, Undy and paramedic Andrew White, the founding director of the organisation “Defib your Club, for Life”, will give an hour-long training presentation to Olympia Warriors personnel on the use of the defibrillator.

White has already saved the life of one young man with the aid of a defibrillator and he has been nominated for Australian of the Year.

I’m sure that Undy would be happy to give details of the equipment and of how to obtain it to other clubs if they approached him.

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+6 #17 Anonymous 2013-07-29 22:06
Tim's rub downs are killer though
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+6 #16 Blue Steel 2013-07-29 11:26
If it's illegal to masquerade as a doctor then half of the fancy dress parties in the nation must be trouble. In fact I think what you are trying to say it that it's illegal to practice medicine without a licence and qualifications to do so. You should check your brain is in gear before engaging your mouth #14
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+4 #15 Anonymous 2013-07-29 10:02
Quoting Anonymous:
Quoting AB:
Tim Undy=legend
Best trainer in Tas, daylight second.
Top bloke, loves a laugh, loves a refreshment, loves a chat, loves football

Quoting AB:
Tim Undy=legend
Best trainer in Tas, daylight second.
Top bloke, loves a laugh, loves a refreshment, loves a chat, loves football

Hear Hear!! Just a shame he is with the wrong club. ANY club should be pleased to have him aboard.


The Club is made up of people - Tim, Glen, Greg, Rob ... - all good people.

Don't judge a book by its cover.
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+5 #14 Anonymous 2013-07-29 09:44
DR DR, it's an offence to masquerade as a doctor. I can just picture your reaction to an emergency - rifle through all the paper work and consider the legal implications while someone is lying there dying. Of course one shouldn't be reckless in such situations, but common sense comes into it, too.
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+5 #13 Nurse 2013-07-29 09:41
DR DR, another bush lawyer to put a dampener on positive initiatives. Tim has the training and that's one of the reasons for tonight's session at Warrior Park. Of course one wouldn't use the equipment without thorough and proper training!
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+3 #12 Anonymous 2013-07-29 09:13
Quoting AB:
Tim Undy=legend
Best trainer in Tas, daylight second.
Top bloke, loves a laugh, loves a refreshment, loves a chat, loves football

Quoting AB:
Tim Undy=legend
Best trainer in Tas, daylight second.
Top bloke, loves a laugh, loves a refreshment, loves a chat, loves football

Hear Hear!! Just a shame he is with the wrong club. ANY club should be pleased to have him aboard.
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+8 #11 DR DR 2013-07-29 08:48
I hope the defib obtained by Tim is one of the automated ones, ie reads the heart rhythm and then instructs the operator. You can only use a defib in certain situations and on specific heart rhythms. I also hope the club insures Tim against any possible legal action. Any club obtaining this type of equipment MUST have a properly qualified operator. I'd advise any club to obtain suitable legal and ethical guidance.
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+16 #10 ######10 2013-07-29 04:50
Tim Undy , Top Man Olympia very lucky to have him !!!!
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-5 #9 Anonymous 2013-07-29 03:55
Quoting Anonymous:
WTF Ntc???? That's a caning! Wasn't it 1-0 to NTC last time???? What happened? Did south stack their side with V league players???

how can they stack the side? its against the rules stupid!!
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+18 #8 AB 2013-07-29 02:24
Tim Undy=legend
Best trainer in Tas, daylight second.
Top bloke, loves a laugh, loves a refreshment, loves a chat, loves football
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