A series of injury prevention reports and factsheets,designed to reduce injuries and promote safe participation in sport are available for a range of sports by contacting Smartplay.
Additional reports are available from the Monash University Accident Research Centre.
Sports Ground Conditions and Injury Risk
In 2005 Sport and Recreation Victoria commissioned a study to review issues relating ground and surface conditions in turf sports and their relationship to sports safety. The study reviews the standards and practices currently used by turf based sports and ground managers to assess ground safely and injury risk. It also investigates the relationships between ground conditions and injury risk. The below report presents the outcomes of the study:
A brief summary of the research report (PDF 295 KB) or (Word 74 KB)is also available. This outlines the findings and recommendations of the study, and gives information on plans for further research into the relationships between ground conditions and injury in community level Australian Rules football.
The Artificial Grass For Sport Guide is a key resource for sporting clubs, local councils, and schools set to undertake an artificial grass project.
Good Practice Guidelines
The good practice guidelines and checklists prepared by the University of Ballart are available for download. These can be copied and customised by sport and local governments for use by community sports clubs.