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Emily Patterson

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Emily Patterson is a third-year Bachelor of Media and Communications (Sports Journalism) student at La Trobe University. You can follow her on Twitter @emrosepatterson

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Parents play an important role in recognising concussions, and enforcing management guidelines and return to sport protocols for better health outcomes. More needs to be done to better equip parents in making decisions about their child’s participation in contact sports.

Community footy needs to protect non-elite footballers from concussion

The article discusses the need for more conservative, child-specific paradigms within starter and introductory programs such as AFL Auskick, NetSetGO and Cricket Blast, as well as at junior sports associations and schools.

Community footy needs to protect non-elite footballers from concussion

Simply telling someone to play a different sport or give up altogether is dismissive of the issue. This article is about increasing appreciation and recognition of reporting symptoms and complying with health advice so that we can get on with the games that we love. Netball also involves incidental contact.

Community footy needs to protect non-elite footballers from concussion

Community footy needs to protect non-elite footballers from concussion

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