Our Medical Concerns
To guarantee all players’ safety, we have provided a stand-by medical team to cater to them in case of any injuries or emergencies. The medical team are experts from the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. The Medical team comes around with necessary materials, tools and equipment.
Medicine cuts across all fields of life, and the role cannot be over-emphasised. Before the tournament, we set up a medical committee made up of at least twelve medical personnel engaged in sports medicine over the years.
The league does not engage untrained or unprofessional doctors’ services and, therefore, places them on a standard test. The requirements are based on the medical team’s experience as well as their capacity to submit required materials and tools for appropriate medical attention.
To ensure a fair game is conducted, there is a rule that condemns the use of drugs or other artificial aids that may put a player on a higher pedestal than his colleagues. It is usually referred to as the anti-doping law, which involves taking and testing blood samples and urine. The medical team confirms the administration of the rule by conducting tests on players.
All players must undergo medical screening before the completion of their registration.
Our medical services include a workshop that involves all participating clubs to enlighten them on critical matters in sports medicine, such as preventing injuries and the use of safety equipment.
Our medical team performs several functions, such as
- Coordinating all medical activities throughout the championship cup
- Assist teams’ doctors when players are injured.
- Attend to severe medical emergencies during and after games
- Assist the team’s doctor during head injury assessment (HIA)
- Acting as replacements for teams’ doctors.
Their equipment includes:
First Aid Box
Materials in the first aid box include bandages (compression, sterile, triangular and adhesive), cotton wool, petroleum jelly, Non-sterile medical gloves, scissors, hydrogen peroxide and Ice packs.
The most used type of stretcher is the scoop stretcher.
Other options include:
- Neck Collar (Cervical)
Furthermore, apart from treatment, our medical team offers medical advice and tips. Also, common injuries in Rugby include the limbs (upper and lower), face and head. The most common is a head injury; hence, team doctors carry out Head Injury Assessment (HIA). To prevent injuries during games, the following precautions are advised.
- Make adequate preparations
- Adhere to all safety rules and regulations
- Wear the appropriate protective clothing
- Be aware of your environment
- Only participate in activities that are within your capabilities
- Play fairly at all time
- Stay hydrated before, during and after the game.
We are sending invitations to the public to send applications to volunteer with our medical team. Volunteering is a form of exposure and a way of giving back to society. Send your applications to the email provided below.
All volunteers must have at least basic knowledge of administering first aids. Hence, it does not matter if you are professionally trained or not.
For inquiries or more information, click on our contact page and send a mail to our email.