What is the Rugby Safety Network?
The Rugby Safety Network, developed by Jamie and Jennifer Cudmore, aims to fully study concussion to find better ways to protect, support, and educate players.
Concussion symptoms and recovery differ vastly from player to player, knock to knock. The statistics are staggering:
- Many current rugby players frequently suffer from post-concussion symptoms such as headache, dizziness, balance or memory issues, ringing ears, sensitivity to light, and other symptoms often associated with concussion, without actually being diagnosed with concussion.
- One survey showed 46% of all university rugby players had experienced concussion in a single season.
- Despite a focus on Return-to-Play protocols, team doctors often feel increased pressure to return the player to training sooner than they’d wish.
- If a player returns to play too soon, they may only be at 80% capacity, unhealthy for them and team alike.
- Players under 18 should NEVER be treated using the same protocols as adult players but often are.
About Jamie Cudmore
Jamie Cudmore is one of Canada’s most prominent and successful international rugby players, having represented the country at 4 World Cups from 2003 to 2015. Cudmore’s professional career took him to Llandovery RFC, Llanelli RFC, FC Grenoble, Oyonnax and ASM Clermont Auvergne.
Presently, Jamie is the Head Coach of the Pacific Pride Academy, based out of the Rugby Canada Al Charron National Training Centre in Langford B.C. The Academy is a men’s national high-performance program that prepares young Canadian players for professional rugby.
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Contact us today if you’re interested in learning how your team or organization can connect with the Rugby Safety Network.