Risk of footy injuries is up to six times higher for women, but research is lacking

The growing number of girls and young women playing AFL has brought with it a rise in serious injuries on the field. Coaches are working to build strength and educate their players on how to protect themselves during play, and there are calls for more research funding.

‘Head knocks left, right and centre’: Jockey’s brain could unlock impact of a career on the track

After a career spanning almost 40 years, jockey Dale Spriggs estimates he suffered between 20 and 30 concussions. He's the first jockey to pledge his brain to the Australian Sports Brain Bank which is studying the link between concussion and brain injury.