Health and Safety

The National Community Football Policy Handbook includes various sections relating to health and safety:

Part D – Health and Safety

Part D includes the following sections:

  • Injury management
  • Protective equipment 
  • Extreme weather
  • Concussion
  • Pregnant players
  • Infectious diseases and active bleeding

Note: Please click on the links within the contents of the Policy Handbook to go directly to any specific section.

What is the purpose of Part D?

Part D aims to promote a healthy and safe environment with Australian Football. It sets out requirements around injury management and the use of protective equipment, keys to Player health and safety.

Occasionally extreme weather conditions arise and there is a need to assess whether Australian Football should be played in such conditions. Part D sets out the approach that should be adopted when assessing extreme weather conditions and the risk to Players and Football Officials.

Other policies referenced within the National Community Football Policy Handbook that relate to health and safety: