Concussion is a brain injury and is defined as a complex physiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces. Concussion may be caused by either a direct or indirect blow to the head, face, neck or body causing an impulsive force transmitted to the head.

It is important that all first aid personnel are aware of how to recognise and safely manage concussion.

SMA Concussion Position Statement

The purpose of the position statement is to provide an evidence-based, best practice summary to assist SMA members, coaches, parents, officials and administrators to recognise and manage sport-related concussion.

Click to download SMA’s Concussion Position Statement



  SMA Sport Concussion website – 

The Concussion in Sport website provides best practice information, guidelines and resources to all stakeholders involved in community sport. The website targets club administrators, coaches, parents and first aid providers to assist them to manage concussion injuries appropriately.

Visit the website for the latest information and advice on how to mange concussion injuries, information for parents and players.

Other resources

Some more commonly used resources in concussion management include:

Concussion policies 

For sports specific concussion policies, please click on the appropriate link: