Hot Weather

Vigorous exercise places some people at risk of heat illness, especially in hot weather. If untreated, heat illness can lead to the more serious and potentially life-threatening condition of heat stroke. By understanding the causes of heat illness health professionals, coaches, players and anyone involved in sport or physical activity can help prevent heat illness … Continue Reading

Rugby League Fact Sheet

Facts on Rugby League injuries Rugby League is a highly physical contact team sport played in Australia and internationally, at all levels. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission’s 2006 survey showed an estimated 209,800 Australians aged 15 years and older played Rugby League in the 12 months prior to being surveyed. The majority of players were … Continue Reading

Gymnastics (Trampolining) Fact Sheet

Introduction to trampolining Trampoline sports are exciting high flying activities which teach aerial awareness, safe landing skills and body control. Trampoline sports include trampoline, double mini tramp and tumbling. These activities are best learnt in an affiliated Gymnastics Victoria club, and with qualified and accredited coaches. Gymnastics is a sports industry leader in club development through the … Continue Reading

Gymnastics (Aerobic, Acrobatic and Cheerleading) Fact Sheet

Introduction to aerobic and acrobatic gymnastics, and cheerleading Sport Aerobics, Sports Acrobatics and Cheerleading are three new exciting, primarily team based, gymnastics sports. Sport Aerobics is fast paced with vibrant music usually performed in pairs or groups but can be individual. Sports Acrobatics involves both balance and tempo routines with participants performing balances, tumbling and dance. Cheerleading is … Continue Reading

Gymnastics Fact Sheet

Introduction to gymnastics Gymnastics is fundamental to movement and is recognised as the basis of all sport. Gymnastics prepares children in body movement, control, coordination, balance, landing and all dominant movement patterns. Children with this experience are demonstrably better at whichever sport they choose. Gymnastics leads the way in club development with its Club 10 … Continue Reading

Snowboarding Fact Sheet

Download the Snowboarding Fact Sheet Facts on snowboarding injuries Snowboarding is a popular sport with an estimated participant growth rate of 20% per year which exceeds that of other snow sports. How many injuries? The rate of injury for snowboarding is 4 injuries per 1,000 days. From 2004-2007, snowboarding injury statistics recorded 383 Victorian hospital … Continue Reading

Cross-Country Skiing Fact Sheet

Facts on cross-country skiing injuries Cross-country skiing is a popular sport for participants of all ages and skill levels. The 2008 Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS) estimated 227,900 Australians participated in snow and ice sports during the previous 12 months, with cross-country skiers accounting for approximately 20% of all participants. Cross-country skiing is a physically … Continue Reading

Walking Fact Sheet

Walking is a popular physical activity that is enjoyable, inexpensive and requires little skill. Nearly everyone can walk, whether it be for health, fitness, recreation, relaxation or transportation. Benefits of walking Regular walking will improve your overall health and fitness. Just 30 minutes a day can increase cardiovascular fitness, bone strength and muscle power. It can … Continue Reading

Volleyball Fact Sheet

Facts on volleyball injuries Volleyball is a highly competitive and skilled sport played by all ages and levels throughout Australia.  Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission’s 2006 survey showed an estimated 196,500 Australians aged 15 years and older played volleyball in the 12 months prior to being surveyed. Volleyball places many demands on the technical and … Continue Reading

Tennis Fact Sheet

Facts on tennis injuries Tennis is a popular international sport catering to all ages and skill levels. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission’s 2006 survey showed an estimated 1,130,700 Australians aged 15 years and older played tennis in the 12 months prior to being surveyed. Tennis is a sport that can be played on a variety of … Continue Reading