Management of Concussion

in Australian Football

Following the introduction of Concussion Management Guidelines for AFL matches, the AFL Medical Officers Association has produced guidelines for community football.

These guidelines are for trainers, first-aid providers, coaches, umpires, club officials and parents and should be understood and followed by all parties for the benefit and welfare of the players.

The AFL Community website has excellent resources for players, parents, coaches and officials to better understand, recognise and manage concussion.

GIJFC follows the AFL guidelines for the recognition and management of concussion and urges parents and officials to make use of these resources which are found at AFL Concussion Injuries.

In summary:

In the event of a suspected concussion, the Emergency Response Coordinator should be notified and appropriate medical management and follow up will be arranged.

The player will take no further part in the game and will not return to training or play until medical clearance is granted.

2017 Community Concussion Guidelines (AFL)          Concussion Recognition Tool 5       

Return to Play Following Concussion - Medical Clearance Form          Management of Concussion on the Day of Injury