Journal article

Injuries in community-level Australian football: Results from a club-based injury surveillance system

Christina L Ekegren, Belinda J Gabbe, Alex Donaldson, Jill Cook, David Lloyd, Caroline F Finch

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Public Health postgraduate scholarship

Awarded by NHMRC Partnership Project Grant

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC practitioner fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowships

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to all of the athletes, sports trainers, club personnel and league CEOs who participated in this study. We thank James Tantau and Tim Lathlean for their assistance with recruitment of clubs. Christina Ekegren was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Public Health postgraduate scholarship (ID: 1055445) and, prior to 2013, was supported by a departmental scholarship funded through an NHMRC Partnership Project Grant (ID: 565907). Belinda Gabbe was supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (GNT1048731). Jill Cook was supported by a NHMRC practitioner fellowship (ID: 1058493). Caroline Finch was supported through NHMRC Principal Research Fellowships (ID: 565900 and GNT1058737). This research was conducted as part of the NoGAPS study, funded by an NHMRC Partnership Project Grant (ID: 565907) with additional support (both cash and in-kind) from the project partner agencies: the Australian Football League (AFL); Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth); NSW Sporting Injuries Committee (NSWSIC); JLT Sport, a division of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd (JLT Sport); Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, Sport and Recreation Victoria Division (SRV); and Sports Medicine Australia, National and Victorian Branches (SMA). The Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is one of the International Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).