Pre-Participation Health Checks
§ In an emergency Dial 000
§ www.healthdirect.gov.au for nearest Doctor, Hospital, Pharmacy & other services
§ 24 hour Medical hotline 1800 022 222
FFA Concussion Guidelines set out the guiding principles regarding the management of concussion in football in Australia. All incidents of concussion are required to be treated in accordance with the FFA Concussion Guidelines including clearance by a Medical Practitioner and adherence to the Return to Play Program.
Returning to Play after Concussion
Return to play following concussion should be in accordance with Concussion Guidelines - Annexure 1, including:
§ a clearance by a qualified Medical Practitioner before a player can return to training or playing, and
§ a minimum of 6 days before a player can play a competitive game – if return to play is managed by a Medical Practitioner
§ a minimum of 14 days before a player can play a competitive game - if return to play is not managed by a Medical Practitioner.
First Aid Fact Sheets
Injury Report Forms
Participants are required to report all injuries to their club.
§ Injury Reporting Form (Injury report to club)
§ Serious Injury Report Form (Critical injury report to FNSW)
Medical Information Forms
Club First Aid Planning & Training
First Aid Courses
First Aid Kits
CPR and the use of a defibrillator gives a person in cardiac arrest the best possible chance of survival. Football NSW is currently working with clubs to increase awareness of the importance of pre-participation health checks, to increase number of CPR trained club personnel and defibrillators at grounds
All club enquiries regarding defibrillators contact Football NSW on 02 8814 4402 or email