Most members would be aware of the growing concern in sporting clubs of the risks of long term medical issues following one or more concussion incidents. Hockey Australia (HA) has released a Concussion Policy. The Concussion Policy sets out the guiding principles and provides general advice regarding concussion management in hockey in Australia.
Norths Hockey Club has endorsed the Policy and is committed to protecting the health and welfare of our players. We encourage everyone to read the HA Concussion Policy and access HA’s concussion resources online here
It is important that all head injuries are treated as potential concussions, with appropriate medical treatment and advice sought before the player returns to training or playing. All managers kits have been updated with a copy of procedures to be followed in the event of a head injury.