Following the recent ECRHA First Aid Session, our instructor Alan, has forwarded the attached document regarding concussion. Concussion is a serious condition which can occur through injury in many sports and you will see this document is supported by FIFA, World Rugby and the IOC.
I am sure you will agree that the safety and wellbeing of our members is paramount. I therefore ask you to ensure all your members including players, coaches, referees and parents are forwarded this and asked to read it! Many will not know that symptoms and problems can still be present up to a week following any incident.
Whilst roller hockey is a competitive sport can I draw your attention to the final paragraph:
‘Any athlete with a suspected concussion should be immediately removed from practice or play and should not return to activity until assessed medically, even if the symptoms resolve’