Welcome to the Medical and Player Welfare section of the official GAA website. Here you will find best practice advice for players, coaches, medical personnel and administrators.
The player is central to the GAA and all its activities. The skill and dedication of our players at all levels have captured the imagination of the public since the founding of the GAA and have been fundamental to the on-going success of the Association. The welfare of players is therefore of paramount importance to the GAA and its future success. During the development of the GAA’s Strategic Plan and Vision 2009-15, a key objective was the enhancement of the experience of all our players within the Association.
The Association’s Medical, Scientific and Welfare Committee is comprised of medical professionals, players and administrators, they work to ensure that player welfare matters are kept to the forefront of priorities within the GAA. The primary responsibility of the Medical, Scientific and Welfare committee is to advise the Association on medical and general welfare matters relevant to our games and to drive Association policy in these areas.
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Download the GAA Player Welfare Booklet. This document has information on a wide range of topics including injury prevention, nutrition, hydration and more.
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