Brisbane Rugby League rolls out EyeGuide across its A Grade competition
Published Date : April 20, 2021
Following a successful trial in the 2020 season, Brisbane Rugby League are now rolling out EyeGuide across the Brisbane A Grade competition.
Brisbane Rugby League A Grade clubs Carina, Beenleigh Pride, Valleys, Normanby, Pine Rivers, Wynnum, Brighton, Bulimba and West Brisbane will use EyeGuide for the 2021 season following a league wide player wellbeing initiative between the clubs and the Rugby League Brisbane (RLB).
The rollout follows the successful pilot in 2020 at Carina and Aspley junior rugby league clubs as well as in the Queensland State of Origin Women’s side. During the 2020 pilot EyeGuide was used in addition to the NRL’s community rugby league guidelines which can be found at https://www.nrl.com/siteassets/operations/the-players/2021-concussion-management-guidelines_2021.pdf.
The 2021 rollout will follow the same protocol whereby EyeGuide is used to gather more objective data in addition to the NRL community guidelines.
RLB Board Member Michael Rose said that “The Introduction of EyeGuide in the A Grade competition in 2021 was a step change in player wellbeing and is part of a number of improvements to Brisbane’s elite rugby league competition”.
“We found that during the pilot last season the EyeGuide system was able to provide a more objective set of information to trainers, players, parents and clubs to make smarter decisions”.
“The feedback from the trainers was that the tool was very easy to use and that feedback from the players and parents was extremely positive.”