A comparison of the sports safety policies and practices of community sports clubs during training and competition in northern Sydney, Australia.
A Donaldson, R Forero, CF Finch, T Hill
British Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 2004
OBJECTIVES: To compare the safety policies and practices reported to be adopted during training and competition by community sports clubs in northern Sydney, Australia. METHODS: This cross sectional study involved face to face interviews, using an 81 item extensively validated questionnaire, with representatives of 163 community netball, rugby league, rugby union, and soccer clubs (response rate 85%). The study was undertaken during the winter sports season of 2000. Two separate 14 item scales were developed to analyse the level of safety policy adoption and safety practice implementation during training and competition. The statistical analysis comprised descriptive and inferential analysis..View full abstract