Surfing Fact Sheet

Surfing is a very popular sport with an estimated 18 million surfers globally. Today the sport attracts a wide range of participants covering all age groups. Surfboard development and the resurgence of longboards or Malibus has made the sport more accessible to a broader range of surfers. Common surfing injuries Recent research suggests that lacerations account … Continue Reading

Squash Fact Sheet

Facts on squash injuries Squash is a popular international sport played in over 150 countries by 20 million people. It is a Commonwealth Games sport that is played socially and competitively at clubs and centres in Australia. Australia-wide about 300,000 people play squash and racquetball. Squash is a great way for people to increase their fitness and … Continue Reading

Softball Fact Sheet

Facts on softball injuries Softball is a sport played by all ages and skill levels throughout Australia. A direct descendant of baseball, the rules of both sports are very similar. In 2008, statistics recorded 38,000 registered softball participants across the country. Softball is a high-tempo, low scoring game, predominately played by women in Australia. It is a … Continue Reading

Running Fact Sheet

Facts on running injuries Running has one of the largest participation rates. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission’s 2006 survey showed an estimated 1,224,100 Australians aged 15 years and older participated in running in the 12 months prior to being surveyed. Running is a popular fitness activity because of its health benefits, affordability and convenience. However running can … Continue Reading

Rugby Union Fact Sheet

Facts on Rugby Union injuries Rugby Union is a popular football code played in Australia and internationally, at all levels. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission’s 2006 survey showed an estimated 165,300 Australians aged 15 years and older played Rugby Union in the 12 months prior to being surveyed. Rugby Union is a contact sport with players … Continue Reading

Netball Fact Sheet

Facts on netball injuries Netball is one of the most popular team sports in Australia, with participants of all ages and skill levels taking part. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission’s 2006 survey showed an estimated 593,900 Australians aged 15 years and older played netball in the previous 12-month period. Netball Australia recorded 324,992 registered Australian … Continue Reading

Lawn Bowls Fact Sheet

Facts on lawn bowls injuries Lawn bowls is a popular form of physical and social activity in Australia. There are currently in excess of 250,000 registered lawn bowls members in Australia. However, the increase in popularity of social bowls has seen the number of participants increase to over 500,000 nationwide. The majority of players are male … Continue Reading

In-Line Skating Fact Sheet

Facts on in-line skating injuries In-line skating is a popular recreational and fitness activity among children, adolescents and adults. Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey: Children’s participation in cultural and leisure activities, reported that 604,500 of Australian children aged 5-14 years participated in in-line skating and skateboarding outside of school hours in … Continue Reading

Hockey Fact Sheet

Facts on hockey injuries Hockey is a popular international Olympic sport. In Australia, hockey is played at clubs, schools and indoor centres. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission’s 2006 survey showed an estimated 157,600 Australians aged 15 years and older played outdoor hockey in the 12 months prior to being surveyed. An additional 26,300 people played … Continue Reading

Golf Fact Sheet

Facts on golf injuries   Golf is a popular casual and competitive activity that is played by people of all abilities and ages. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission’s 2006 survey showed an estimated 1,132,000 Australians aged 15 years and older played golf in the 12 months prior to being surveyed. Regular golf can offer a range of … Continue Reading