Most injuries in sport and recreation are easily preventable. Rugby league demands endurance, speed, agility, strength and power, as well as technical and tactical awareness. Improvement in these areas helps reduce the risk of injury so you can play better, more often, and for longer.
The Fundamentals programme provides information to prevent rugby league injuries and enable safe participation. The programme is based on the ACC SportSmart 10-point action plan.
Pre-season Fundamentals workshops are held in your area. The workshops are a mandatory requirement and provide coaches, managers, trainers and players with injury prevention education and strategies on how to improve performance. Contact your local community rugby league office for more information here.
ACC investment looks to reduce the incidence and severity of rugby league related injuries in New Zealand with the intended outcome of reducing the rate of entitlement claims to ACC. This is achieved through delivering the Fundamentals programme so that rugby league players receive the instruction and assistance of their coaches, trainers and managers and are able to enjoy the benefits of playing rugby league whilst reducing and/or eliminating avoidable injuries.
ACC has also contributed directly to the development of this website.
As part of their involvement with the Crown Agency Collective Agreement, ACC is also investing in the development of a system-led approach to club capability. A stronger community focus and building on safer communities initiatives, ACC seeks the outcome that rugby league clubs become more involved in their community and provide support and advocacy for developing fun and safe environments for their participants.
– 1000 coaches, 500 managers and 500 trainers to receive NZRL “Fundamentals” training with the potential to reach over 40,000 players aged 5 years and above.
– The “Fundamentals” has the potential to reach 20,000 players aged 13 years and above including women’s rugby league.
– 250 referees to receive Fundamentals training specific to their role and responsibilities.