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St John Wales endorses WRU Concussion Education

17th September 2014

St John Wales has today (Wednesday, 17 September 2014)  endorsed the nationwide launch of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) Concussion Education Programme.

Concussion is a traumatic brain injury resulting in a disturbance of the brains function resulting from a direct blow to the head. The risk is increased in contact sports such as rugby.

The WRU’s document entitled “Concussion, Recognise and Remove” outlines the signs, symptoms and some of the myths of concussion and encourages all involved in the game to adopt a zero tolerance attitude when it comes to incidences of suspected concussion and act accordingly.

St John Wales is proud to be associated with the programme and works in partnership with the WRU to deliver the bespoke Rugby Emergency Aid course. Over 2700 players, parents and coaches at grassroots and community level have been trained so far; also working towards St John Wales’ mission to have a ‘first aider on every street in Wales.”

St John Wales’ Chief Executive Keith Dunn OBE said, “ We at St, John Wales are delighted to endorse this new nationwide programme to recognise the need to take urgent action when someone suffers concussion.  We all know that Rugby is a contact sport and accidents will happen, knowing what to do in the first few minutes of an accident does and will save lives.”

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To become a volunteer, book a first aid course or to find out more about St John Wales visit www.stjohnwales.org.uk

For further information visit www.wru.co.uk or download the information below.

“Concussion Recognise and Remove” – Concussion Guidance

“Concussion Recognise and Remove” – Poster

To show your support, why not tweet @welshrugbyunion and @stjohnwales and #recogniseandremove

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