Journal article

Priorities for Investment in Injury Prevention in Community Australian Football

Caroline F Finch, Belinda Gabbe, Peta White, David Lloyd, Dara Twomey, Alex Donaldson, Bruce Elliott, Jill Cook

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013


OBJECTIVE: High-quality sport-specific information about the nature, type, cause, and frequency of injuries is needed to set injury prevention priorities. This article describes the type, nature, and mechanism of injuries in community Australian Football (community AF) players, as collected through field-based monitoring of injury in teams of players. DATA SOURCES: Compilation of published prospectively collected injury data from 3 studies in junior community AF (1202 injuries in 1950+ players) and 3 studies in adult community AF (1765 injuries in 2265 players). This was supplemented with previously unpublished data from the most recent adult community AF injury cohort study conducted in 200..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The new data collection for the Preventing Australian Football Injuries through eXercise (PAFIX) study was funded by an NHMRC Project Grant (ID 400937). Compilation of the existing literature was funded by an NHMRC Partnership Project Grant (ID 565907), which included additional support (both cash and in-kind) from the following project partner agencies: the Australian Football League; Victorian Health Promotion Foundation; New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee; JLT Sport, a division of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd; Department of Planning and Community Development-Sport and Recreation Victoria Division; and Sports Medicine Australia-National and Victorian Branches. Also supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship (ID 565900 to C. F. F.) and NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (ID 1048731 to B. G.).