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Bodies on the Line

Bodies on the Line
Event Information:
Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm - ACST
Location: RiAus livestream event.
Bookings have closed for this event.

Concussions, spinal injuries and internal bleeding. During football season, serious sports injuries make front page news on a regular basis as players continually put their bodies on the line. Whether you love rugby, Aussie rules or soccer, there is widespread concern about the injuries sustained in contact sports.

How serious are football code injuries compared to other sports, and what prevention strategies are most supported by current research? FOX Sports news reporter Tom Wilson guided our panel of experts, including leading sports injury prevention researcher Prof Caroline Finch and medical officer at the Port Adelaide Football Club Dr Mark Fisher, through a discussion of the science of safety equipment, risk taking behaviour, penalties in sport and strategies we can use to keep our players safe.

Footage from the night is available below.

Teacher Resources

Your Genetic ProfileTo accompany some events RiAus produces teacher resources that enable teachers to use this material in the classroom. Please find the links below to resources relevant to this event and click here for a list of all Science Behind the Headlines teacher Resources

Click here for the Critical Literacy & The Media pack
Click here for the Reasoning Skills Checklist
Click here for the ‘SBTH: Bodies on the Line’ Teacher Resource pack

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