Dubai Hurricanes prioritises player welfare and safety – and aims to ensure all squads have adequate trained first-responders on-hand at every training session, match and tournament, home and away.
The vast majority of our Medics are trained parent-volunteers – and first responder training is provided courtesy of our sponsor Mediclinic, led by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr Alan Kourie. Each team of Medics is equipped with a comprehensive medical kit bag to support the squad and trained in the use of back-boards; We also provide a Handbook which can be reviewed and downloaded here.
If you’re happy to support your child’s squad by becoming one of the Club’s team of Medics this season please complete the following form:-
As a registered volunteer our Club Medics are covered by the club’s Indemnity & Liability Insurance for any First Aid administered at The Sevens Stadium, and to our players when playing away from home.
Our training provides the basic skills required to manage an injury on the rugby pitch or netball court, as well as in normal daily life. Each of our squads have been provided with excellent First Aid kits courtesy of our sponsors at Mediclinic and all Club Medics have access to the Club Medical Room when required. All Team Medics belong to a Whats App Group that is used for routine communications where required.
Our AED is located outside of the Hurricanes Office, on the wall of the inner Hall to the left of the ground floor Reception of 7he Sevens Clubhouse; There is another one located in a Trauma Bag in the Medical Room, this one is placed pitch-side for Senior team League matches.
The Team First Aiders’ Handbook is intended to provide you with information that is specific to the club and our home ground at The Sevens. You will also find essential contact details for club officials and details of local protocols that we have put in place in the interest of the health, safety and well being of our players and spectators.
The most important thing to remember is that our Club Medics are never alone when looking after their squad; not only do they have the coaching staff and other parents around to assist, but the Referee is always on their side, in most cases the opposing Teams Medics will assist if required as well. Please also be mindful that as qualified First Aiders in the UAE, Club Medics should practice only what they have been trained to do.
Please also note/remember that the club also arranges player insurance for all playing contact rugby in U9s and above/older – please see our Player Insurance page for more details.
If in doubt call for help, maintain the injured player in a safe condition and await further assistance.