August 17, 2020
When: Thursday 20 August 2020
Time: 1:00pm onwards
Where: Online Video Premiere via BIAT Facebook Page
Earlier in the year, BIAT were pleased to support local online journal the Tassie Athlete - who profiled Launceston Mountain Bike cyclist Izzy Flint and her concussion journey following a devastating crash in New Zealand.
The Tassie Athlete article and video discuss Izzy’s introduction into the sport and how the crash occurred. They specifically focus on the implications that the brain injury has had on her life beyond sport; in particular, her school, friendships and family.
At its core, BIAT has strong aims around increasing community awareness around brain injury. The Tassie Athlete article presented a unique opportunity for BIAT to engage with a younger demographic. Upon their release, BIAT was the official supporter of both the article and video, which were successfully received in the Tasmanian sporting and wider community.
For Brain Injury Awareness Week in 2020, BIAT will be recapping both the article and Izzy’s experience with concussion, hearing from Izzy about her current journey, upcoming ambitions and why the role of organisations like BIAT is important. Izzy also shares how she thinks partnerships like BIAT and the Tassie Athlete can help lift the lid for younger people around the often unknowns surrounding concussions and the importance of approaching recovery seriously.
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October Brain Injury Peer Support Group dates announced: Hobart (7th), Launceston (19th), Ulverstone (20th), including Mental Health Week event in Hobart with Stroke Peer Support Group.View Article >
Article published in the Launceston News Sunday 23 August: Champion mountain bike rider Izzy Flint shares the harrowing tale of suffering brain and spinal injuries in a serious crash.View Article >