This course is a 15-minute interactive online course which educates coaches, umpires, players, volunteers, committee members, parents and other interested people to recognise and manage a sport-related concussion injury. The course is self-paced, so you can enrol and complete it at any time.
Find out more about Concussion Short Course | Here
The Prep-to-Play resources have been formulated by experts in coaching and sports medicine, to further support coaches at all levels and which aim to improve football skills, athletic performance and reduce injuries. Although specifically developed for female athletes, these resources are also suitable for males in terms of developing skills, refining correct techniques, and reducing the likelihood of injuries
More information about the WA Football Blue Card | Here
The Head Check App is an evidence-based app developed by leading concussion experts from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) and the AFL. The app is a concussion management tool to help recognise concussion early and manage recovery.
Download Head Check Application | Here
As part of the WA Football Concussion Action Plan, the WAFC is undertaking a number of pilots or research projects in the field of concussion including:
Concussion Goggles Research – in conjunction with Murdoch University and Leven Health, the WAFC has supported the research into tracking eye movement as a means of monitoring concussion symptoms.
Player and Parent Concussion Awareness Research - Player and parent concussion knowledge and awareness in youth Australian Rules Football (University of Northern Iowa, SPRINZ, UWA) – Research Paper is accessible Here
Prevalence of Concussion Study - Prevalence of head injury and medically diagnosed concussion in junior-level community-based Australian Rules Football (Murdoch University, University of Northern Iowa, SPRINZ) - Research Paper is accessible Here
Accelerometer Study – Head impact research in Australian footballers utilising accelerometers to measure rotational forces on the body. (Murdoch University, SPRINZ, Necksafe) – Research paper is accessible Here