Sports research and injury prevention grants
These grants provide funding to support sporting organisations and research institutions to increase safer participation in sport and recreational activities.
Over 50 important research projects into the prevention of injuries and improvement of safe sport have been funded by these grants.
The 2014 sports research and injury prevention grants application process has closed. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.
Past research reports
A profile of hospitalisations and deaths due to sport and leisure injuries in New South Wales, 2000-2004
This study provides a profile of the differing patterns of injury presenting to three different clinical settings.PDF File, 6.3 MB, 27/11/14
A profile of paediatric sports injuries at three types of medical practice
This study suggests that knowledge of the activity (through ICD-10) can identify relevant injury hospitalisation data relating to sport/ leisure activities.PDF File, 218.5 KB, 27/11/14
Activity and Place - Is it necessary both to identify sports and leisure injury cases in ICD-coded data?
Adolescents who regularly engage in weight-bearing mechanical loading appear advantaged in site-specific markers of bone mass.PDF File, 97.2 KB, 27/11/14
Adaptive Skeletal Responses to Mechanical Loading during Adolescence
This study involved a survey of retired baseball players to establish any long-term consequences from injuries sustained during their playing careers.PDF File, 259.8 KB, 27/11/14
Can plasma HSP70 be used to screen athletes at risk of injury from heatstroke?
Review the injury reporting records of Basketball NSW in order to establish an injury reporting system and develop evidence based injury prevention strategies.PDF File, 248.5 KB, 27/11/14
Caroline Finch winner of the 2004 FE Johnson Fellowship presents her Fellowship Journey at the 2008 Sports Safety Awards
The objective of the present study is to examine the relationship between the bowling workload of first class fast bowlers and injury and identify a workload threshold at which point the risk of injury increases.PDF File, 970.9 KB, 27/11/14
Do hard playing fields increase the risk of injury in community level Australian football?
"Drinking behaviour in junior elite regional athletes: Do they understand the dangers and consequences of under and over drinking?"PDF File, 966.9 KB, 27/11/14
Drinking behaviour in junior elite regional athletes: Do they understand the dangers and consequences of under and over drinking?
"Drinking behaviour in junior elite regional athletes: Do they understand the dangers and consequences of under and over drinking?"PDF File, 96.2 KB, 27/11/14
Exercise type, musculoskeletal development and injury risk factors in elite adolescent athletes
How does a research team develop an exercise-based warm up program designed for a community sport such as Australian Football?PDF File, 62.6 KB, 27/11/14
Identifying risk factors for lower limb injury in team sport athletes
Research has shown injury prevention policies such as the Rugby Union Mayday Safety Procedure can become part of community practice by implementing a theory-informed plan and by partnering with key stakeholders.PDF File, 42.5 KB, 27/11/14
Injuries, practices and perceptions of wheelchair sports participants
Final research report released - Injury Prevalence and Characteristics in Elite Junior Rugby League Players.PDF File, 232.1 KB, 27/11/14
Injury Prevalence and Characteristics in Elite Junior Rugby league
Study aimed to determine whether receiving audible feedback from the IKS during participation in a landing training programme could change the landing motion of athletes.PDF File, 733.2 KB, 27/11/14
Public Pool Injury Surveillance program
Review of Australian ACL reconstructionsPDF File, 3.2 MB, 27/11/14
Review of Australian ACL reconstructions
The aim of the study is to measure injury risks in rugby as part of an injury risk management program.PDF File, 184.5 KB, 27/11/14
Reduce the potential of sports injuries occurring at community sports clubs by extending the reach of an effective sport safety program (SafeClub)PDF File, 1.1 MB, 27/11/14
SafeClub Online Sports Safety Risk Management
The aim of this research was to study the incidence of injury relating to sports shooting and compare this to injuries associated with other sports and injuries associated with firearm use generallyPDF File, 74.4 KB, 27/11/14
- Sport/ leisure injury hospitalisation episodes in NSW 2003-2004: Socio-demographic and geographic patterns and sport-specific profiles PDF File, 5.8 MB, 27/11/14
The Relationship between Musculoskeletal Screening and Injuries in Athletes at the NSWIS
Understanding the barriers and bridges to the development and implementation of evidence-informed sports injury prevention policy in NSW"PDF File, 240.5 KB, 27/11/14
The effect of external ankle support on knee and ankle joint movement and loading in netball players
The analysis identified sports with an increased rate of injury and also injuries that were more common in the sports analysed.PDF File, 128.5 KB, 27/11/14
Understanding the barriers and bridges to the development and implementation of evidence-informed sports injury prevention policy in NSW
This study aimed to characterise an athletes landing technique and how patellar tendon loading changed when asymptomatic healthy athletes landed using a stop-jump movement (SJ), and how these biomechanical factors were moderated by fatigue.PDF File, 1.2 MB, 27/11/14
A partnership approach to developing Sports Safety Policy in NSW: Understanding the contribution of multi-agency partnerships in policy formulation
The report provides an overview of hospitalisations and deaths due to sport and leisure activities in NSW.PDF File, 1.1 MB, 27/11/14