The AFL expects that Matches at all levels are played in a safe environment. To ensure the prevention of, and prompt attention to, injuries in Australian Football, it is important that adequate and timely first aid is delivered. Sports trainers and first aid providers play a key role in player preparation and safety at all levels.
It's important that sports trainers and first aid providers are well trained in the first aid needs relevant to Australian Football at the level at which they are involved. A sports trainer or first aid provider involved with a Club should have a clear understanding of the role and importance of injury prevention and immediate emergency and injury management in Australian Football.
Check out the National Community Football Policy Handbook section on the ClubHelp website for the latest injury management guidance - including minimum requirements/qualifications, AFL-approved courses and Emergency Management Competency.
The Handbook also contains other relevant information including protective equipment, infectious diseases & extreme weather. For information on concussion management, check out the Concussion page on this Toyota ClubHelp Website.