Saracens - Don't be a Headcase!

Nov 06, 2014

Don't be a Headcase!


Tuesday evening saw the second Instalment of the Elite Coach Education Programme at Allianz Park for 2014/15.

The very publicised awareness of concussion was the subject of the evening, with over 100 club officials from Herts, Essex and Kent in attendance to gain as much knowledge specifically around concussion with mini and junior players, the effects and how to mange the players that suffer.

" A very well presented evening and great for us club coaches, parents and volunteers to take the key protocols around concussion back to the club and educate all the parents & players on the subject" Nick Hoyes - Camelot Rugby Club

The evening was held by Jennifer Crooke, Saracens Academy Head Phyiso, and senior player Rhys Gill was on hand to give his experiences in suffering with concussion, the Welsh International prop explained how the new awareness courses are so important to the safety of young players by educating coaches and parents.

It is one more step in the protection of players safety and now 100 more coaches and parents from local clubs are aware of the signs and procedures to make sure young players are recovering in the right way.

The next instalment of the Elite Coach  Education Programme will be in February with a focus on "How to build a culture on and off the rugby field".

For more information on concussion or the up and coming courses please contact: lewissones@saracens.net

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