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 date||1/07/17 → 31/12/20|
- Equity Trustees Limited: AUD141,000.00
- Australian Football League: AUD120,000.00