Dear Team and League Officials
Hello! We are a team of sports medics from University College London studying concussion in football players. We are trying to reach as many football players as possible to invite them to participate in our study about football players’ experience of concussion. We would be very grateful if you would forward the invitation email below on to your club members.
The study is an anonymous online questionnaire which will take less than 5 minutes for each player to fill out. With your help, this will be the largest study of concussion in amateur players in the UK. The results of the study will help doctors and physios, as well as football administrators, manage concussion in amateur football more effectively. If you are no longer the official for your team or league, we would appreciate if you could send this email on to the current official.
Dear club member
Recently, there has been great media attention around the issue of concussion. Most of the research on concussion has involved professional football players, yet the vast majority of people play football at an amateur level without the resources available to the professional leagues. This study will address that issue by asking amateur football players about concussion in their sport.
We would like to invite as many football players as possible to take part in this simple and quick online questionnaire study, whether or not they have ever had a concussion. The questionnaire will take less than 5 minutes to complete. You will not be asked to give any personal details and all your answers will be kept completely anonymous.
With your help this will be the largest study of concussion in amateur players in the UK. We appreciate your time and effort to help with this study. We are confident that the results of this study will help doctors and physios, as well as football administrators, manage concussion in amateur football more effectively in the future.
Concussion Research team at UCL
Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health