The SMA-ACT, UC Sport Injuredata Project will enable collection of high quality data on sports injuries during sporting events and will provide the capacity for immediate modelling of trends and occurrence rates of injury.
SMA – ACT & UC partnership in Sports Injuredata project couples high level research and analysis skills with an existing sports coverage network allowing a high quality data collection. Combining rigorous research and analysis, to provide evidence for safer participation and better injury prevention outcomes for ACT sport.
Sport Injuredata Project will create the first electronic sports injury surveillance and reporting system of its kind. Using RecordPro software this system will collect data on sports injuries during events and will provide immediate modeling of trends and occurrence rates of injury across sports and venues. SMA-ACT Sports Trainers using this system will log injury and treatment data in real time on site via a menu prompt system to maximise quality of data recorded.
This project is supported by the ACT Government, and aligned to Initiative 1.1 of the ACT Sport & Recreation ACTIVE2020 Plan. Sports injuries are expensive and can be detrimental to a participants health. Injuries mean more sidelined players, lengthy rehabilitation and often poor team performance. It is crucial not to underestimate the importance of sport safety and the integral role sport safety personnel (including sports trainers & sports first aiders) play in keeping sport safe, with injury recording a vital link in this process.
For more information about this project or how your club can get involved call (02) 6247 5115 or email Trish Donoghue, firstname.lastname@example.org.