What Is a RugbySafe?
RugbySafe is England Rugby’s overarching player safety and wellbeing programme to support clubs, schools, colleges, universities and participants at all levels of the game. It has five different strands all of which contribute and provide input to how the game should be played and managed to ensure that rugby is as safe as possible.
What is happening within North Midlands ?
Within the North Midlands RugySafe is supported by Mark Goodfellow, CB RugbySafe Manger who reports to Judith Phelps. For the 2017/2018 season we be focusing on first aid provision for clubs.
Our fist aid provision is great, so we don’t need to get involved
The first aid guidelines have been revised – please review them to see if you are still doing all you should – First Aid and Immediate Care Community Guidelines (http://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/MyRugby/Players/01/32/06/28/RugbySafeFirstAidImmediateCareGuidelines16-17_Neutral.pdf)
RugbySafe is more than just first aid though, the programme also co-ordinates factsheets that help to support clubs with all aspects of player welfare these are on subjects such as goggles, headgear, and prosthetic limbs. To view these fact sheets visit – http://www.englandrugby.com/rugbysafe/guides-and-faqs/
What do I need to know and do
- Visit the RugbySafe website – http://www.englandrugby.com/rugbysafe/
- Familiarise yourself with the Guides and Frequently asked questions
- Ensure that GMS is up to date for your club (first aiders, first aid co-ordination, and RugybSafe lead)
- Let Mark know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you have any questions, then please do get in touch with Mark.