What is Sports Coverage?

Sports Coverage is a service offered by SMA which enables us to provide Sports Trainers for first aid coverage at sporting and public events.

SMA supplied Sports Trainers have current HLTAID001 – Provide CPR, HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid and a minimum of Level 1 Sports Trainer accreditation. They have experience in managing sporting injuries and incidents and are all trained to provide quality, immediate injury care to athletes.

In addition, Sports Trainers also have training in both preventive, and injury management taping.

What are the benefits of Sports Coverage?

As an event organiser, you are aware of your legal liability. By having a dedicated team of Sports Trainers on hand, you can minimise risks and provide medical and first-aid treatment the moment an injury occurs.

Our team provides all the relevant medical equipment and supplies required for your event and wear highly visible uniforms, so they are easily identifiable.

How do we cover you?

All our personnel are SMA accredited, and fully competent in sporting injury prevention and management.

Sports Trainers have skills and knowledge in the areas of sports taping, soft tissue injuries, on-field transport, stings, and allergies, as well as first aid skills such as CPR, wound and fracture management.

All of our personnel are fully covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance.

What events can we provide Sports Coverage for?

SMA Sports Coverage can be used for any sporting or community event, whether at a local, regional, or state level. Some major events that SMA has provided Sports Coverage services for in the past include:

  • Australian, Pan Pacific and World Masters Games
  • Australian University Games
  • Australian Paralympic Youth Games

What does Sports Coverage Cost?

SMA Sports Coverage offers two levels of Sports Trainer knowledge.

  • Level 1 Sports Trainer – $50 p/h
  • Level 2 Sports Trainer – $60 p/h

Level 2 Sports Trainers have completed at least 50 hours work as a Sports Trainer (this is a requirement for enrolment into the Level 2 course). Level 2 Sports Trainers have an advanced level of knowledge including Wound Management, Athlete Wellbeing and Mental Health and Advanced Sports Taping. Level 2 Sports Trainers also complete the Nationally Accredited PUAEME004 – Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury qualification.

Sports Coverage Request Form

Sports Coverage Request Forms should be received at least 4 weeks prior to the event. For large events (including multi-sport events), a minimum of 3 months’ notice should be given, otherwise extra fees may apply.

Upon receiving the request form, further information and a quote for services based on the requirements outlined on the request form will be forwarded to the contact details provided.

Contact Information

For any questions or further information regarding Sports Coverage please contact our Safer Sport Team on 1300 711 211 or email sportscoverage@sma.org.au

Are you a current accredited Sports Trainer?

If you are a current accredited SMA Level 1 or Level 2 Sports Trainer and would like to apply for Sports Coverage positions, please fill out an Expression of Interest Form and send to sportscoverage@sma.org.au

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