Ensuring the safety and well-being of players through comprehensive guidelines and resources for managing sport-related concussions in Australian Football.
Recognising & Managing Concussion
Learn about the initial steps in managing sport-related concussions, including recognizing a suspected concussion, removing the player from the game, and referring them to a medical doctor for assessment.
View Poster: Concussion Recognition Tool 5 (1 page, step-by-step guide)
Return to Play Protocol
Understand the guidelines for a player's return to play following a concussion, which includes a brief period of complete physical and cognitive rest, a period of symptom-limited activity, a graded loading program, and clearance by a medical doctor.
Match Day Procedures
Gain insights into the procedures and forms utilised on match day to manage head injuries and potential concussions, ensuring player safety and adherence to guidelines.
View Form: Match Day Head Injury & Referral Form (2 page)
Comprehensive Concussion Management
Explore the detailed guide on managing sport-related concussions in Australian Football, providing a thorough understanding of the steps, protocols, and guidelines to follow.
Videos & Testimonials
Watch videos where AFL players like Jack Riewoldt and Jude Bolton discuss their experiences and the seriousness of concussions in the sport, providing real-world insights into the impact and importance of proper management.
Coaching & Skill Development
Explore posters designed to assist coaches in preparing players with the skills necessary to play safely and understand the importance of recognising and managing concussions.
Concussion Management App
Discover the Headcheck Concussion Management App, a tool designed to assist in managing and tracking concussions, ensuring adherence to guidelines and player safety.
Download Headcheck Concussion Management App
Concussion Education Course
Engage in a short course related to sport-related concussions, enhancing your understanding and ability to manage concussions effectively in a sporting context.
Watch (15 mins): Sport-Related Concussion Short Course