Monday 23 April 2018

SAFE Rugby course at Corrib offers great value

Younger members from Carrick-on-Shannon RC who sported moustaches while playing their blitz against Claremorris to raise funds for the international Movember Foundation
Younger members from Carrick-on-Shannon RC who sported moustaches while playing their blitz against Claremorris to raise funds for the international Movember Foundation

Corrib RFC are due to host a SAFE Rugby first-aid course on Sunday, December 3 in the Anglers Rest Hotel, Headford.

The one-day course which runs from 8.30am to 4.0pm, is an excellent opportunity for anyone involved in rugby and at just €40 is about half the cost of regular first-aid courses.

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

Following the same key principles as the other levels, it is user-friendly and allows plenty of time to have all of those questions that you had stowed away to be answered by qualified instructors.

SAFE Rugby has been designed to provide a standardised method of assessment and management of the initial stages of injuries occurring in rugby.

The programme recognises the fact that most people involved in rugby will only deal very occasionally with a significant injury.

The step-by-step, practical approach ensures that the participant is confident and competent in looking after all eventualities until professional help arrives.

The SAFE Rugby techniques are adapted from emergency medicine and pre-hospital emergency care best practices and are taught by highly experienced and skilled pre hospital care practitioners and senior medical staff from a variety of specialities including anaesthesia, orthopaedics and emergency medicine.

For further details on the course and to register, contact info@corribrfc.com.

Players grow for charity

Members of the NUIG-sponsored Connacht Rugby Academy and the Connacht Rugby sub-Academy are fundraising for children's cancer charity Hand in Hand, this November.

The young players are attempting to grow moustaches as part of the annual Movember event to raise funds for the charity.

Hand in Hand offer a range of home support services for families affected by cancer.

They help to reduce some of the stress and anxiety by engaging with local professional service suppliers to provide a tailor-made package of care to suit each family individually.

As part of the fundraising efforts, Good4U, the official Connacht Rugby snack suppliers, are also supporting the efforts of the Academy players.

The Sligo-based company are holding a 5k fun run in Sligo town to help raise funds for the charity.

Irish Independent

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