Table 1

Number of clubs, teams and players allocated to study arms in the PAFIX clustered randomised controlled trial

Intervention arm (neuromuscular control programme)Control arm (sham programme)
Number of clubs99
Number of teams3859
Number of teams by grade*
Number of players679885
  • *Grade refers to the level of competitive play. ‘Seniors’ being a better standard of playing competition and ‘Reserves/Colts’ being a lower level standard. In Reserves/Colts, players tend to be slightly younger than players in Seniors teams. (Colts is an under 19 years competition in one region—but only those 18+ years are included in this trial, as per the protocol inclusion criteria).

  • PAFIX, Preventing Australian Football Injuries through Exercise.