The AFL Players’ Association in conjunction with the Florey and the AFL, will commence an online survey of former AFL/VFL players to further increase knowledge and awareness of concussion issues, particularly the potential long term impact of sport related concussion.
REDEFINING what actions are considered tough in contact sport is an important step in minimising the risk of players suffering long-term brain trauma, according to US-based concussion advocate Chris Nowinski.
There’s nothing glamorous about the Robert Rose ‘Most Courageous’ Award – but that’s the point. Previous winners cannot be described as ‘glamorous’ footballers and wouldn’t want to be thought of that way.
AFL players are calling on fans to behave in the right spirit at AFL games for the remainder of the season. Players from all 18 clubs will feature in an advertisement displayed on the scoreboard before every AFL game, urging its supporters to enjoy the game and support their team but with respect.