A sports injury can occur while people are playing sport or participating in active recreation.
Better data can help understand injury risks for different sports and participants and inform where prevention programs are needed.
$2.4 billion was spent on diseases caused by physical inactivity, the fourth highest spending risk factor in 2018-19
$1.7 billion in disease spending was prevented by physical activity, including sport, in Australia in 2018-19
$149 million was spent on osteoarthritis following sport and physical activity injuries in 2018-19
Stakeholders were supportive of the draft strategy to develop better sports injury data
Privacy, consent, and access arrangements require more detail
Ongoing consultation & collaboration with sporting organisations is needed to provide data to inform prevention programs