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Concussion Legacy Foundation Australian launch ups the ante for football codes

Concerns around head injury in contact sports are becoming increasingly visible. The Australian launch of the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) at events held in Melbourne on Monday, and Sydney today, takes things to another level.

Founded in the USA in 2007 by Robert Cantu MD, and Chris Nowinski PHD, the foundation now has chapters in the UK, Canada and Australia. Its stated goal is to support athletes, veterans and others affected by concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), to promote smarter sports and safer athletes through education and innovation, and end CTE through prevention and research.

The launch featured some of Australia’s leading figures in concussion research, including Australian Sports Brain Bank founder, Associate Professor Michael Buckland and Associate Professor Alan Pearce; GM Head Trauma Shine Lawyers, Jamie Shine; plus athletes…

Read more at www.theroar.com.au

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