Responsible Approach to Concussion in the AFL
The AFL takes very seriously the welfare of our players, past and present.
It has adopted a four-pronged approach to addressing concussion:
Laws and penalty changes to protect the head and neck of players
Revised guidelines leading to more conservative management of concussion
Education and awareness-raising amongst community level competitions + updated community management guidelines
Building knowledge by working with acknowledged concussion experts and through long term research projects
Australian Football is a safe game to play and we intend to keep it that way.
The following material provides detailed background about the AFL’s methodical, proactive and medically-driven approach to concussion and its possible implications for people who play our game:
AFL Policy 1 The Management of Concussion in Australian Football
AFL Policy 2 Responsible Approach To Concussion in the AFL