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Did you know that according to ACC figures over the last 6 years (from 2006), there have been over 178,000 'Soccer' (Football) related, registered injuries of which 39,805 (22%) have been associated children between the ages of 5 and 14.
These injuries have been appropriated to ankles, backs/spines, hip/leg, knees, neck, other (inc. head) and shoulders.
I WONDER HOW MANY ACCIDENTS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED BY USING PACKAGOALS ?
For further information on player safety and injury prevention visit the ACC SportSmart 10-point action plan for sports injury prevention:http://www.acc.co.nz/preventing-injuries/playing-sport/sportsmart-10-point-plan/index.htm