SportAustralia - Concussion in Sport Position Statement


The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has partnered with the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians (ACSEP), and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) to deliver Concussion in Sport Australia. This initiative provides a suite of contemporary, evidence-based resources for the recognition and management of sports-related concussion for all Australians, regardless of sport, location or level of participation.

Supported by the Australian Government, The AIS aim to:

  • improve safety and health outcomes for all people who suffer concussive injuries while participating in sport
  • make effective use of funds in the financially-constrained sport and health sectors by providing  best practice protocols and guidelines for all sporting and medical organisations
  • assist all sporting and medical organisations to align their policy and procedures with the most current evidence and expert opinion available
  • provide consistency of approach in the recognition and management of concussion in Australia.

The ALA has endorsed this position statement and will use this during ALA Event from 2019.
It is ALA protocol that any player who is suspected of having concussion by team or officiating personnel should be attended to & assessed by a medical officer (first aid personnel provided or doctor), removed from competition safely and is only allowed to return to competition on producing a medical certificate to the ALA.

You can access the Concussion in Sport Position Statement here.

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