Young girls & women are taking to the footy field to play AFL in record-breaking numbers, but the risk (and reality) of season-ending injuries threatens to sideline many. Young women are 2-10x more likely to sustain an ACL rupture (a 12- to 18-month injury) compared to their male counterparts. A case in point is the recent AFLW season where 5 ACL ruptures occurred within 2-weeks of competition. Young girls & women are subject to 4 main risk factors: anatomy, biomechanics, hormones and opportunity. Only 2 of these factors are modifiable - biomechanics & opportunity. Biomechanics considers how we move, and how we cope with various forces. Opportunity is the time & space to practice AFL-specific drills, training & competition that increase familiarity with the sport. Sam works with high-school P.E. teachers and local-level football coaches to teach their students/athletes how to best their chances of staying on the field.