Thank you for choosing to support the Sports Concussion Clinic Research team by running in the Winery Running Festival which will be staged on 22 July 2018 from Wine Country area in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. Main races are a Winery MarathonHalf Marathon, Winery 10kmWinery Wander 6km and 2k Kids Marathon. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations. All courses subject to final approvals.


We have set up this page to raise much needed funds for the The Sports Concussion Clinic based in Newcastle. The Sports Concussion Clinic (SCC) aims to support our local sportsmen and women by providing FREE access to evaluation and medical recommendations to players suffering concussive injury. The Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury supports the SCC’s associated research activities, which focuses on supporting athletes with best evidence-based practice.

Led by Dr Andrew Gardner and Prof Chris Levi, the clinic aims to provide state of the art diagnosis and tailored treatment plans to athletes of all ages and career stage.

The clinic is also committed to advancing knowledge through research, in conjunction with the Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury. One of the SCC’s critical focuses, aside from each athlete’s clinical care, is to establish a research database to track severity of injury and presenting symptoms, with recovery from injury.

This will allow us to make evidenced-based ( i.e., information driven) recommendations regarding policies and care, and potentially predict recovery times in athletes in the future.

The SCC is open to athletes age 16+ of all abilities and disciplines - from junior teams to professional players. Due to limited resources, the clinic is not able to accommodate non-sporting related concussions at this time.


Dr Gardner, Prof Levi, HMRI staff, we the fundraising committee and supporters of the clinic will compete in The Winery Run at The Vintage Resort on 22 July 2018. We would love you to join us.

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Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

One person, one family, one community at a time, the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) fights the illnesses affecting lives throughout the world. Our translational research model aligns over 1600 researchers, students and support staff from Hunter New England Health and the University of Newcastle, inspiring new discoveries to deliver a healthier future.

Throughout Newcastle and the Hunter region researchers, students and support staff are working across seven HMRI Research Programs to prevent, cure and treat a diverse range of serious illnesses by translating research findings made in the laboratory into real health treatments and preventative strategies. Internationally-recognised research outcomes are being achieved in asthma and airway diseases, cancer, diabetes, mental health, nutrition, pregnancy and reproduction, stroke and more. Collaborations are being conducted with institutes on all points of the globe.

HMRI provides vital funding and facilities to fuel research, but the heart and soul of the Institute are people – the researchers, the generous donors and supporters, the committed volunteers, and the patients who participate in trials and ultimately benefit from the research results.

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