First Aid

Players welfare and injury prevention is paramount at Medway RFC. All coaches should be aware of players limitations and parents must make coaches aware of any conditions which may effect a players abilty to train or play even if it is only a short term condition.

Each age group will have a nominated first aider who is adequately trained. In the event of an injury it is the team officials decision as to whether any follow up treatment is required and in the event of a serious injury an ambulance will be called. Each each group should also carry a suitable supply of 1st aid equipment with them for all sessions. Replenishment 1st aid supply packs can be collected from the clubhouse.

A landline, additional 1st aid equipment and an accident book are located within the clubhouse.

Team officials are also required to be in possession of each players completed medical form for all sessions, including training.

All team officials and parents are advised to read the following documents.

The following are PDF files for which you need the Adobe Reader. If it’s not installed on your computer, you can download it free.

Injury Reporting

First Aiders Policy

Strength Training For Young Rugby Players

First Aid Equipment Guidelines

Asthma UK

When it comes to concussion – use your head (from the RFU Community Rugby website)

Tips and advice on child nutrition

Injury Prevention for Sports People