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  • New concussion awareness campaign launched for winter sports season
  • Education about concussion at all levels of sport

A new video campaign to be screened during the winter sports season aims to educate people about the dangers of concussion in sport.


Launched today by Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies during Brain Awareness Week, the video features a young player receiving a knock during a local junior football game and the coach taking him off the field.


“A player doesn’t need to lose consciousness to have concussion and it’s important people know that concussion can happen to someone playing any level of sport,” Ms Davies said.


“This serious injury doesn’t only affect professional athletes, it can happen in grassroots sports too.  Concussion in sport is more common in junior sport than in any other group of athletes.


“In fact, it is generally accepted that fewer than 20 per cent of concussed children are diagnosed with concussion, with fewer again seeking medical attention.”


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