At Dubai Hurricanes we pride ourselves on our commitment to player welfare in all sports:-
Thanks to our sponsors Mediclinic we have a dedicated fully-equipped Medical Treatment Room, used for physiotherapy (of senior players prior to matches and training) as well as the treatment of injuries, prior to ambulance transfer if required
Supporting all our squads are over 50 volunteer first aid ‘Team Medics’ equipped and trained to deliver an immediate first-response level of treatment on the court or field of play – a requirement of UAE RF in the case of rugby; Regular training sessions are organised to ensure that all Team Medics are prepared and confident to act whenever they are required.
Without our volunteer Medics we could not train or play
If you’d be happy with training to support a squad as a Medic, or to find out more, please click here:- https://www.dubaihurricanes.com/player-welfare/team-medics/
We set the standard
We encourage all parents and players to inform themselves by completing this World Rugby short-course on concussion:- https://passport.world.rugby/player-welfare-medical/concussion-management-for-the-general-public/
The club’s medical administration team liaise closely with local specialist service providers to ensure no player returns to play without obtaining any medical clearance to do so – this is particularly important in the treatment of head related injuries and specifically concussion; We operate a strict policy of ‘No Medical Clearance – No Play’ in such instances.
Likewise, we are leading the way in developing full collaboration protocols with qualified medical specialists to ensure, between club and school, that any injured junior or youth player doesn’t ‘fall between the gap’ and play with unnecessary risk; We work closely with UAE RF in leading the way in developing and enforcing such protocols.