Thursday 8 December 2016

Midleton RFC coaches complete SAFE course

Published 29/05/2015 | 02:30

The SAFE Rugby Level 1 course is specifically targeted at club and school coaches, players, referees and parents
The SAFE Rugby Level 1 course is specifically targeted at club and school coaches, players, referees and parents

As part of Midleton RFC's commitment to promoting excellence in coaching and best practice within the IRFU's recommendations, a number of the club's coaches successfully completed their Level 1 SAFE Rugby Certification recently.

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The SAFE Rugby - Standard Approach to Field Emergencies in Rugby - programme aims to provide rugby-specific, pitch-side emergency care training and skills to medical staff and non-medical individuals involved in rugby.

SAFE Rugby courses at all levels include Basic Life Support/Advisory External Defibrillation training and certification by the Irish Heart Foundation as well as a SAFE Rugby certificate from the IRFU, both valid for two years.

The SAFE Rugby level 1 course is specifically targeted at club and school coaches, players, referees and parents. Following the same key principles as the other levels, it is very user-friendly and allows plenty of time to have all of those questions that you had stowed away to be answered by our instructors.

The SAFE Rugby team are keen to talk to any club/school or individual who wants to participate in a SAFE Rugby course. In addition to our planned schedule of courses, we welcome any approach to run additional courses.

Please email the IRFU's First Aid and Injury Prevention Coordinator, Shane Mooney - Shane.Mooney@irfu.ie - or call 086 021 6064 for further information.

Irish Independent

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