Dr Mark Fulcher

Sport and Exercise Physician



Mark is a Sport and Exercise Physician at Axis. Since graduating from medical school in 2001 Mark has worked extensively in sports medicine and is especially interested in injury prevention and the treatment of concussion. He works closely with ACC and is part of their Sports Collaboration Group which recently released the Concussion Service Guidelines for medical providers in NZ.

Mark is the Medical Director at New Zealand Football and is currently the doctor for the All Whites and Football Ferns (New Zealand Women’s Team) joining the latter for their Rio 2016 Olympic Campaign. Mark was formerly the Medical Director of the ITU World Championship Triathlon event and Medical Director at Netball NZ including being the team doctor for the Silver Ferns. He is currently the team doctor for the Northern Mystics netball team and has the position of lead Tournament Physician at the upcoming ASB Classic Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments.

Mark continues to be involved with Sports Medicine education contributing regularly as a guest speaker/lecturer at universities and sports medicine meetings around the country. He is currently the Editor of the FIFA Football Medicine Diploma.

Mark has a passion for Football and until recently turned out for Waikato FC in the ASB Premiership. His claim to fame is that he is the shortest goalkeeper to ever participate in a FIFA Tournament.


Team Involvement and Achievements:



  • New Zealand High Performance Sport Medical Provider
  • Medical Director New Zealand Football
  • Team Doctor White Ferns Football Team Rio 2016 Olympic Games 
  • Team Doctor All Whites Football Team
  • Team Doctor Northern Mystics Netball Team
  • Medical Director ITU World Championship, Auckland
  • Lead Physician ASB Classic Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments
  • Medical Delegate ITU World Duathlon Championship, Adelaide
  • Senior Lecturer, Sports Medicine Diploma (University of Auckland)
  • ACC Sports Collaboration Group Member
  • Editor FIFA Football Medicine Diploma
  • Research interests include football injuries, tendon pathology and injury prevention


  • Medical Director Silver Ferns Netball
  • Team Doctor Silver Ferns Netball Team
  • Team Physician New Zealand Olympic Team, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016
  • Consultant Physician Wellington Phoenix Football Team
  • Team doctor Counties Manukau Steelers, ITM Cup
  • Tournament Physician Heineken Open and ASB Classic Tennis Tournaments
  • Master of Medical Science (with First Class Honours) – Groin Pain in Football Players



Other team members:


Dr Chris Hanna

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr James McGarvey

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Dan Exeter

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Tony Edwards

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mr Simon Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Graham Paterson

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Brendan O'Neill

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Craig Panther

Sport and Exercise Physician

Dr Sarah Beable

Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician

Dr Julie Shamlaye

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Simon Baker

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Caroline Stuart

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Noah Whitehead

Sport and Exercise Medicine Registrar

Dr Stephen Kara

Sports Doctor