For the continued growth of the Sport we love it is critical that we portray a positive image of how our player health is managed and Player Safety has to be a primary focus for clubs, coaches and competition organisers.
Everyone involved in American Football has a part to play.
For example - A parent being aware of the symptoms of concussion may notice something after games or practice and take appropriate steps to stop any ongoing problems.
In response to those issues and in the best interests of the participants in our sport NZAFF has prepared information and resources that can be found on the Web site (link here).
The information on concussion is also on the NZAFF app for quick reference.
We encourage you to read the Player Safety Tool Kit and the other documents applicable to your role and, where appropriate, take action.