Monday 29 May 2017

Coaches playing it SAFE with first-aid training

Members of Na Bairneachai practise SAFE first aid on club president Tony Grealy
Members of Na Bairneachai practise SAFE first aid on club president Tony Grealy
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Last Sunday saw 25 coaches of youth and mini teams from five of Galway's rugby clubs gather at the Sportsground for a SAFE Rugby first aid course.

The Standard Approach to Field Emergencies in Rugby is an IRFU-led, rugby-specific first aid course that is extremely relevant for coaches and sports leaders involved at any level of the game.

Covering a wide range of practical issues that coaches are likely to see on a pitch, the course covers everything from sudden cardiac arrest, joint immobilisation and spinal injuries to concussion and head trauma.

The course is delivered by advanced paramedics who offer a real world insight to their exceptional knowledge and experience and the members of the coaching teams from Galwegians, Corinthians, NUIG, Oughterard and Na Bairneachaí were on hand to glean the essentials in first aid in the day long course.

Upcoming SAFE Rugby Courses

Sunday, January 24: Carrick-on-Shannon RFC.

Saturday, March 5: Castlebar RFC.

Irish Independent

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