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Making Rugby Safer

  Fiji Rugby Union will now be in a good position to deliver more First Aid in Rugby (FAIR) courses in the future to make the game safer. This was
27 Feb 2017 11:00
Making Rugby Safer
Participants undergoing training at the First Aid in Rugby (FAIR) workshop in Nadi last Saturday. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni

 

Fiji Rugby Union will now be in a good position to deliver more First Aid in Rugby (FAIR) courses in the future to make the game safer.

This was after the training including teachers, physios and medical personnel attended the workshop at the Tanoa Skylodge in Nadi which ended last Saturday.

World Rugby Oceania regional training manager Talemo Waqa said; “Teachers, coaches, parents, referees and fans will be able to perform this during a rugby event.”

He added this was a crucial part of the game to make it safer in the 21st century.

“Oceania Rugby is grateful to Fiji Rugby, Samoa Rugby, St John’s Ambulance and Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby for allowing participants to be part of the last five- day workshop.”

FSSR secretary Waisake Tuicakau said, “We would like to thank the World Rugby, Oceania Rugby and FRU for inviting us to be part of the workshop.”

He said previously they would have medical doctor but this would be replaced by the first aid officers.

“The FAIR workshop will benefit our officials who are representing the four zones in the country,” Tuicakau said.

“The four officials will go out and teach others so that we have them available during the competition.”

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  litia.tikomailepanoni@fijisun.com.fj


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