Following the unfortunate incident at the club yesterday, all activity on the pitches has been suspended until further notice. I am in liaison with the RFU and Health and Safety Executive and will seek further advice on having all goalposts assessed before any activity resumes.
Our main concern, however, is the health and welfare of the casualty and his family. I am unable to comment on his current condition although I spoke with him at hospital last night and will maintain regular contact and support with his family.
The club remain committed to providing a safe environment for rugby to take place and have recently undertaken additional First Aid training to ensure all teams have at least one trained First Aider per team. Thankfully, club First Aiders were immediately available together with other qualified medical staff to ensure the casualty received the best treatment possible whilst waiting for transfer to hospital.