Mini Rugby Section
Health & Safety
All coaches have completed or are in the process of undergoing coaching courses run by the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU). A major aspect of these courses is to ensure the safety of your children when playing rugby. We have first aid boxes at Raeburn Place to deal with minor injuries. At both our own and away tournaments, there is generally additional first aid support provided by St John’s Ambulance service, or similar, and also a doctor. All coaches have submitted Disclosure Scotland forms and operate in accordance with the Club’s child protection policy. If you have any queries regarding safety advice and measures, please contact Iain Berthinussen or Chris Bamberry.
Please note that coaches do not take a register of attendance at training, so parents/carers remain responsible for their children at all times. Therefore parents are reuired to stay whilst training is in progress in the very unlikely event of injury or illness. This is a good time for parents to get to know each other and become part of the club community.
If your child has a relevant medical condition please advise Chris Bamberry who will communicate with the relevant coaches to ensure that it is taken into consideration when planning your child’s participation in a training session.
The SRU’s insurance policy will only cover paid-up members when playing and being coached at Raeburn Place and when playing on behalf of the Club at tournaments.
It is, therefore, imperative that players pay their membership fees as early as possible and before tournaments commence. Selection for tournaments will be based upon ‘paid up’ members only.
Chris Bamberry can provide details of the Club’s insurance cover.