*PLEASE REPORT ANY INJURY IMMEDIATELY TO THE HEAD OF RUGBY*
There will be a physio present at all First XV games and all 2nd XV Home games. This physio will be available for pre-game taping and for pitch side support.
PHYSIO NIGHTS (all at Maiden Castle)
MONDAY 4pm – 5pm - FOR FIT WEDNESDAY PLAYERS
MONDAY 7pm - 830pm - ONGOING TREATMENT PLAYERS
THURSDAY 6-30pm - 8pm - TEAMS 2/3/4/5 ONLY
FRIDAY 4pm-5pm / 7pm - 730pm - 1st XV TEAM ONLY
STRAPPING (ALL teams below 1st XV) (all at Maiden Castle)
Wednesday 8am - 9am
Rugby Physio Clinics and Strapping / Massage sessions can be booked only through Alex Keay - Head of Rugby by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org. If urgently required, additional bookings may be available. Please contact Alex if you need urgent attention.
Appointments for Physio that are missed will result in a £20 fine and possibly no further availability to Physio. Please only use the Physio bookings if urgently required and NOT for a rub down.
In Pre Season we will endeavor to do baseline concussion tests on ALL players. Serious injuries may be referred to the Team Durham Doctor, Dr Dougal Southward. Again, anyone wishing to see the doctor must book this through Alex Keay, who will liaise with Team Durham staff. There is again a form which needs to be completed prior to the session.
REST and RECOVERY- please make sure you do a Flush session on your own on Thursdays / After Games and make sure you are getting plenty of rest and sleep.
ALL PLAYERS must complete the Player Registration / Health Declaration form in this handbook and return it ASAP to the Head of Rugby.
Tackling concussion in rugby
At DURFC we are very conscious of the health and safety risks that come with playing a consistently high level of rugby, particularly those that can cause problems in later life, post rugby playing career.
Hence, we would like to promote the completion of this concussion course on the RFU Website to help raise awareness, increase understanding of concussions and help prevent and manage the effects.
Anti-Doping Prohibited List Factsheets
We are also strongly against any form of doping in rugby, and hence make every effort to raise awareness and keep the club and its followers updated regarding the Prohibited Lists that change every calendar year.
Athletes Prohibited List 2019
ASP Prohibited List 2019 Factsheet
NGB Prohibited List 2019 Factsheet