Hospital-treated Australian Football injury in women and girls, Victoria, 2010/11-2019/20

      Introduction: Rates of participation for women and girls playing Australian Football at the school, club and professional level in recent years has increased significantly, from 95,000 participants nationally in 2011 to 586,422 in 2019. In 2010, there were 58 female club teams in Victoria, increasing almost 20-fold to 1092 teams in 2019. The dramatic increase in participation has also seen a sharp rise in serious injuries such as concussion, ruptured ACLs and fractured wrists. The study aims to describe the incidence of hospital-treated Australian Football injuries among women and girls aged 5 years and above in Victoria, Australia.
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