Headgear in Australian Football Study – Survey
The AFL in partnership with Monash University have launched a study to assess the evidence in relation to usefulness of headgear in youth Australian Football. The study will evolve over 3 phases and will include the following-
- A survey addressing the usage and attitudes towards headgear by players, parents, coaches & trainers
- A study of injuries suffered by players with and without headgear
- An assessment of forces involved in collisions with and without headgear
The AFL seeks the support of all junior leagues and clubs in encouraging as many participants as possible for the initial survey phase outlined above.
Who should do the survey? Player (with parental oversight if needed), parent, coach, trainer, medic, physio or any other type of club affiliate involved with junior football.
How long will it take? 5-10 mins
Compensation? Participants will go into the draw to win a $1000 sports equipment voucher for your football club.
When? ASAP! Will close at the end of the year