Gridiron Australia partner with Headsmart

Gridiron Australia is proud to announce that it has partnered with HeadSmart Sport Concussion Programme to provide an end to end sports concussion solution for all Gridiron Australia Members.  Gridiron Australia are the first National Sports Organisation (NSO) to partner with the HeadSmart program!

As part of the program all members will have access to Baseline screening, a computerised brain function assessment that is routinely used to establish normal thinking ability in an athlete or player. The results of a baseline screening can be compared to the results of an after-injury computerised brain function test to assist in the diagnosis of concussion and plan recovery.

In addition, all GA members will have access to the “first responder” app which assists in the immediate diagnosis and handling of concussion whilst awaiting professional medical intervention.

Gridiron Australia, is working with Headsmart to integrate the process into our existing membership portal as well as reviewing our existing concussion protocols and further details on this will be provided through your State Bodies.

Gridiron Australia is strongly committed to the health and safety of its members and believes this partnership will provide value to its members for many years to come.

Gridiron Australia (GA) is the governing body of American football (gridiron) in Australia. It is an approved sporting association under federal government regulations and is a member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). Seven out of the eight Australian states and territories run leagues; comprising a total of 70 teams consisting of approximately 3000 players.

Gridiron Australia also oversees the country’s national teams, which have competed in several World Cups. It also manages the Junior (U19) National Championships and the Australian Gridiron League (AGL) for both Men and Women.

Further detail regarding this release can be provided by Kevin Wilson (GA Director) on kevin.wilson@ga.org.au