Concussion in sport project
Concussion refers to disturbance in brain function caused by a direct or indirect force to the head. It results in temporary loss of brain skills such as memory and thinking.
Concussion is common in many contact sports and particularly high in the football codes (AFL, rugby league and rugby union), as well as netball, soccer, cricket, martial arts and equestrian.
Concussion is more common in children than any other age group.
The Concussion in Sport Education Project is managed by Sports Medicine Australia (WA Branch) in partnership with the Department of Sport and Recreation.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness and understanding of concussion and to ensure best practice management of concussion injuries through all levels of sport and recreation in Western Australia.