FRU prioritizes player safety

January 8, 2024 11:17 am

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The Fiji Rugby Union prioritizes player safety and fostering a culture of excellence in medical care.

This comes as the sporting body organized a World Rugby Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby workshop for 12 medical professionals from the South-Eastern Division.

Jennifer Khalik, a distinguished World Rugby Medical Trainer organized the workshop and says it aims to accredit medical professionals, including doctors, nurses and physiotherapists in providing immediate care to injured players.

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She adds the focus was to equip medical practitioners with the necessary skills and knowledge to handle injuries during rugby matches, with a specific emphasis on grassroots competitions such as the Fiji Secondary Schools rugby competition and provincial games.

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Khalik says while there is already adequate coverage for national teams, the initiative aims to extend the same level of care to local competitions.