Football First Aid Course

When there’s no First Aid person available and a player is injured, would you know what to do?

This short, simple and practical course is designed to give you the skills and confidence to handle this situation.

Course Information

The Introduction to Football First Aid Course has been developed jointly by Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Sports Medicine Australia (SMA). It is a great opportunity for parents, coaches, club staff or anyone involved with the game to learn some basic skills and knowledge to assess and treat an injured player.

This interactive and informative course will be held at a time convenient for your club and at your indoor venue.

This course is NOT an Apply First Aid Course. However, it is a great introduction to First Aid Principles and will provide you with the basic skills to:

  • Initially care for an injured player;
  • Know when to refer the player for medical attention; and
  • Determine when to call for an ambulance.


The course will enable you to:

  • Develop emergency planning skills;
  • Gain an understanding of hygiene and procedures to reduce contamination and infection;
  • Practice methods of initially dealing with Football Specific Injuries;
  • Use safe methods to transport an injured player;
  • Develop Concussion Recognition and initial management skills; and
  • Recognise a Cardiac Arrest and practice initial response.


Course Cost

FFA are committed to making the Introduction to Football First Aid Course as cheap as possible for participants.

Cost of the course is $20 per attendee, which includes course notes and Certificate of Completion. 

Each course requires a minimum of 10 attendees, with a maximum of 30 and will run for 2 – 2.5 hours.

If there are 20 or more attendees from a club a free First Aid Kit valued at $180 will be provided to the club!


Course Registration

Please note that in 2014, the course will be piloted within NSW only.

Interested clubs/individuals can contact Mitch Jarvis (SMA) for further details or to book their place.
Mitch can be contacted on (02) 8736 1200 or [email protected].



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