Padded headgear use in youth football: what is the evidence?

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Over the next three years 2018-2020, the proposed research program will evaluate the use of headgear at all levels of junior Australian football across players, parents and club officials; compare baseline head and orofacial injury rates across junior clubs which do/do not currently mandate headgear; and investigate the relationship between player attitudes towards headgear and on field behaviour. The "Padded headgear use in junior football: what is the evidence?" study will address the complex issue of the use of headgear for the prevention of sports concussion in junior Australian football.
Effective start/end date1/07/1731/12/20


  • Equity Trustees Limited: A$141,000.00
  • Australian Football League (AFL): A$120,000.00