SANFL Medical Officers Statement re Sports Trainers Education
"We, the South Australian Medical Officers write to you to endorse Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch) as the main provider of training to level 1 Sports Trainers in South Australia.
............... Many of the SANFL doctors are lecturers for the level 1 sports trainers courses. They provide trainers with appropriate competency levels in sports medicine. This in turn gives the trainer the confidence to handle the variety of situations arising on/ off the field on game day. This is not achievable to those trained through non-medically run courses.As doctors we want to be confident in the knowledge that our trainers are competently trained and can support us in our daily work at SANFL clubs.
Accordingly we fully endorse the Sports Medicine Australia (SA branch) Level 1 Sports Trainers course as the minimum standard for SANFL club Sports trainers in South Australia.
We would hope that all sporting organizations requiring trainers would continue to support training excellence and competency with continued support of SMA (SA)."