Sheree Bekker | My PhD research in the media

In April this year a piece was published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Border Mail highlighting the importance of my PhD research around sport safety policy.

Here are some excerpts from the article by Professor Caroline Finch:

“Although sports clubs have a responsibility to protect their players, little is known about the safety policies and procedures adopted by community sports clubs. There is no overarching sport safety policy available for clubs to implement in Australia.”

“This (research) would mean all Australian sports players would be covered by a single sports safety plan that can be easily accessed, adapted and implemented in a variety of community sports club settings.”

“Imagine if, in five years, we could say the majority of sporting clubs had signed to a program to keep all their members safe. Not just their elite players.” 

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*Please note that the articles incorrectly stated that I am from Monash University, I am actually based at the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia.