There is lots of material available about concussion, and a lot of ongoing research into this area. However, material about AFL and Concussion in Australia is largely restricted to the elite level, or, alternatively, the game’s elite level.
Some of the resources below help present a general picture into the AFL’s injury history, concussion-specific knowledge from the NFL and NHL, as well as other general research.
It is also important to note that pre-morbid factors play a huge factor in the presentation of concussion symptoms, so also below are links to centres and organisations that deal with mental health, concussion and neurology.
Australian and New Zealand Assocation of Neurologists
Lifeline or 13 11 14
Headspace (for those U/25)
Psychology Board of Australia (includes Clinical Neuropsychologists)
Epworth Hawthorn Concussion Clinic
Australian Research Organisations
Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Dr. Alan Pearce – Independent Researcher
Australian Sports Brain Bank
Queensland Brain Institute
International Research Organisations
Concussion Legacy Foundation
Boston University VA Brain Bank
International Concussion & Head Injury Research Foundation
Consensus statement: Fifth International Conference for Concussion in Sport, Berlin