Return2Play partner with Lewis Moody’s ‘Mad Dog’ Sports
Lewis Moody’s ‘Mad Dog’ state school rugby programmes, conﬁrm their new partnership with Return2Play, to beneﬁt and help manage each player and their injury welfare, including concussions.
In 2016, England’s Rugby Football Union introduced new protocols to safe guard rugby players when a suspected head injury occurs, the Headcase concussion awareness programme aims to increase understanding and provide information on concussion and other related topics, including how to prevent and manage suspected concussions.
The protocol was rolled out to all coaches, players and parents and is something Mad Dog Sport C.I.C. owner Lewis Moody MBE takes seriously:
Return2Play provides an online platform which allows organisations to log and track all injuries. In cases of concussion players are connected to Return2Play’s network of doctors who will manage their return to sport process ensuring players do not return to the ﬁeld until they are ﬁt, conﬁdent and safe to do so. The software allows all those involved in the welfare of a player – whether it be parents, school or sports club – to be automatically updated during a player’s recovery. They are the player welfare specialists that grassroots rugby has been crying out for. Speaking of the partnership with Mad Dog, Return2Play Founder Dr Sam Barke said:
Mad Dog rugby programmes are integrated into the 6th form of state schools and together with the boys education, they focus on the continuation of a students personal development using rugby as a foundation. The two year course up-skills players ability, gives them knowledge around wellness, works on their athletic development and encourages players to become qualiﬁed RFU coaches or referees.
Mad Dog is committed to ensuring the safe guarding of all students enrolled in the programme and with the new partnership with Return2Play, it will only strengthen the oﬀering to the students in state schools.