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Effectiveness of an empirically based tackle technique intervention to reduce the in-game risk of concussion

Concussion in collision sports, is a prominent community health concern, occurring mostly during tackles. To make the sport safer for all players, our research will reveal how a rugby players’ tackles alters their head forces and how retraining their tackle technique can reduce their concussion risk. Our tackle coaching program will have an Indigenous focus as many players identify as Indigenous/Pasifika. We will use this information to develop new coaching guidelines to make the sport safer.

Project Owner: The University of Sydney
Year commenced: 2022
Anticipated completion: 2025
Status: Active
Project ID: ID-230120-6111



Project owner

Contact Name: Suzi Edwards
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Organisation The University of Sydney
Organisation National Health and Medicial Research Council (APP2012718]
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