Injuries & Football NSW Insurance

All players are covered by insurance provided by Football NSW.  Comprehensive information is available HERE.
If a player is SERIOUSLY injured during a game (or at training) and is admitted to hospital an ACCIDENT REPORT must be submitted within 48 hours of the injury occurring.
(Please also CC a copy of the accident report to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)
NOTE:  This does not include being taken to the Accident or Emergency dept. of the hospital and allowed to go home.
The accident report is only to notify Gow-Gates (the insurer) and Strikers that you have sustained a serious injury.  It is NOT a claim.


The information and links below will assist you should you wish to proceed with an insurance claim: -

  1. General Information Sheet - Sports Personal Injury Insurance – Provides an overview on how to claim and a summary of what is covered by your player insurance.
    Note: - Be aware that items coverered by Medicare cannot be claimed whilst some items such as physiotherapy require a referral from your doctor before commencing treatment.

  2. The Claim Form needs to be lodged within 120 days of the injury.  A Strikers club official will need to sign the form before it is submitted. Please contact the Club Registrar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.The MWFA must also sign before the form is submitted, please contact the office to ensure someone is available 9982 6228.

  3. Online Claim Forms - http://www.gowgatessport.com.au/football/


Additional Notes:

Do not wait until your treatment has concluded before lodging your claim.
Government legislation prevents reimbursement of Medicare costs including the Medicare Gap.

The information above is provided only a guide .
Please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement and/or Policy Wording where applicable.
If you need further information about lodging a claim its best to contact the insurer (Gow-Gates) directly as they are generally very helpful.

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