We’ve place a very high value on the safety of the participating rugby players at the Youth Beach Rugby Tournament. Not only for the participating rugby players but for all our visitors as well. We operate following the general rugby rules of World Rugby, Rugby Nederland and our own association; Rugby club The Hookers.
During both competition days medical personnel is available at the central square on the beach:
First Aid for minor injuries
A (sports) physiotherapist for the first assessment and possible diagnosis. In addition, the (sports) physiotherapist takes care of the treatment of injuries where needed, so that the rugby player can quickly return to the field during the tournament.
An ALS team, for assessment and diagnose of major injuries and injuries.
Our emergency services (1-1-2) can reach us in a short amount of time and can drive close to the field.
During the youth rugby tournament we also apply the concussion protocol: this means that in case of symptoms of a possible concussion a player must at all times leave the match by order of the referee, and can’t be temporarily replaced for examination. He can’t return to the match, but can of course be permanently replaced, provided there are substitutes available.
Our first aid personnel urgently ask for everyone who wants to play to use socks, this helps to a large extent to prevent injuries to the toes.