This article is available to subscribers who have digital access included in their subscription. Concussion remains a significant issue in the game with the AFL having to make many rule adjustments in the past decade to protect the head and establish return to play protocols for players in an attempt to reduce risk they will suffer ongoing effects from head knocks. The AFL Players' Association has chosen a new insurance provider to cover players with coverage provided for head trauma and cognitive loss AMP and AFL Players' Association extend superannuation partnership, N M Superannuation Proprietary Limited Board, Market fragility reminds us why risk is so important in super, Why super and growth assets like shares have to be seen as long-term investments, AMP releases good money habits guide for kids and parents. New insurance policy for AFL players to cover concussion, virtually impossible for the modern player to get individual insurance coverage. Peter Ryan is a sports reporter with The Age covering AFL, horse racing and other sports. AMP will continue to provide superannuation plans to more than 3,500 past and present AFL players as part of the agreement, and provide education services in conjunction with Shadforth Financial Group. The AFL Players Association (AFLPA) awards are a group of awards given annually to players in the Australian Football League, voted for by all AFL players. The AFLPA nominates the following four awards as their main awards. “This new agreement is strong recognition of the quality, competitiveness and security of AMP’s workplace superannuation offer. Digital + Print. Thu, 8 October 2020 5:43PM. Each week, the senior coach of each AFL club gives five votes to the player they consider to be best on ground in … Under this process players can obtain limited financial compensation for a career-ending injury with concussion included. AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh said the review process highlighted that AMP’s offering remains best placed to service the unique needs of current and past AFL players. AFL insider Caroline Wilson has delivered a stern reality check to the families of footy players contemplating breaking the league's COVID-19 Queensland protocols as they settle into hub life. Awards Champion Player of the Year Award. Awarded annually since 2003. The re-appointment follows a comprehensive review process commissioned by the AFLPA and AFL, conducted by independent consultants. Main awards. DraftStar is the AFL's High Performance Talent Partner, offering football camps for young footballers around the country during school holidays and giving kids an elite AFL experience. Kids - DraftStar . On behalf of the AFL Players’ Association (AFLPA) Board and Delegates, we would like to welcome you to the 2017 AFLPA Annual Report. 2017 AFL Concussion in Football Symposium, 17th AFL Grand Final Symposium: Athlete Wellbeing and Performance. AMP Australia Chief Executive Alex Wade said he was delighted to be continuing AMP’s long-term partnership with the AFL Players’ Association. AFL Partners. AMP partners with thousands of large and small businesses across Australia to provide superannuation to their employees. Players who suffer the effects of concussion in the future will be covered by insurance after the AFL Players' Association signed with a new total and permanent disability and death insurance provider. We would also like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, the traditional owners of the land, and pay our respects to the Elders, both past and present, on whose land we gathered throughout 2017. A number of Australian government departments, non-government agencies and companies have formed partnerships with the AFL or provide funding to assist in the development and delivery of a range of AFL programs at different levels of the game. “AFL football is an important part of so many people’s lives, and we’re committed to helping players manage their unique career and income profiles, and build sustainable long-term wealth,” said Mr Wade. Log in. The Australian Football League supports Play by the Rules - a website offering free online training, information and resources to help keep sport in Australia inclusive, safe, fair and fun. This includes annual grants for Sport Development (coaching, umpiring and community club programs), the Indigenous Sport Program, Sport CONNECT and the AIS/AFL Academy. Mark Duffield . Mixing iconic brands from both Australia and the rest of the world. AFL concussion.Credit:Graphic: Matt Davidson. The new provider, One Path, which is owned by Zurich would assess each instance on a case by case basis however the Players' Association says retrospective cases will not be assessed. AFL and AFL Players Association edging closer to list size and pay deals for 2021. A number of Australian government departments, non-government agencies and companies have formed partnerships with the AFL or provide funding to assist in the development and delivery of a range of AFL programs at different levels of the game. Players were informed on Thursday of the AFLPA's decision which would see them eligible to lodge claims for concussion diagnosed after December 1 that causes head trauma or cognitive loss. The re-appointment follows a comprehensive review process commissioned by the AFLPA and AFL, conducted by independent consultants. The new insurance provider replaces Resolution Life with the deal signed after a tender process involving super provider AMP and AFL player representatives occurred where the previous arrangement was reviewed with many AFL player agents considering it virtually impossible for the modern player to get individual insurance coverage to compensate a player who suffers permanent and total disability through concussion. Leigh Matthews Trophy. About AFL The AFL Administration History of Australian Football Chronology Laws of the Game Our Partners The AFL is proud to be associated with a prestigious group of corporate, broadcast and government partners. Courses. Mark Duffield The West Australian. Partners. However sources are not optimistic that governments will include AFL players under such legislation. Comments. Players will still be able to seek individual coverage outside the policy if they chose to pursue their own arrangements with the AFLPA saying the new policy is the best available for group coverage.