AGM Tuesday September 30th 2014

Message from our childwelfare officer

(23 Oct 2014)

A message from our Child Welfare Officer and Nurse
Katherina Purcell
Phone; 086 868 5533

Welcome back to all our players, parents and guardians. We extend a very warm welcome to new players and parents.
The ethos of our club is to foster and develop young players both boys & girls of all ability in the game of rugby. This will ensure progressive skill development for all participants in line with IRFU Long term Development (LTPD) pathway, child welfare policy and traditions of rugby union.
We are very proud of the fact that our club was awarded the IRFU Excellence Award 2012/13

Garda vetting and Code of Conduct
All Mini & Youth Programme coaches are Garda vetted and are committed to the IRFU Child Welfare programme. In addition they adhere to and administer the DLSP Code of Conduct.
All volunteers involved in the Mini & Youth Programme adhere to the IRFU code of conduct for players, coaches, parents and spectators available on the IRFU website.
DLSP is a firm advocate for the campaign to respect the referee at all levels of the sport.

Health & Safety
The health and safety of our players is of paramount importance to us. Every season new coaches are trained in basic first aid and existing coaches are offered refresher courses.
Each team has a designated first aider who has been trained in basic first aid with an emphasis on rugby injuries 
We have personnel trained in CPR (Cardiac resuscitation) and use of the defibrillator.
The defibrillator and suction machines are located in the referee’s room (first door on the left as you enter the changing rooms). They are stored in a wall cabinet to the left of the doorway.
We adhere strictly to the concussion guidelines from the IRFU .These guidelines can be read on DLSP reserve the right to inform the school a Mini & Youth player is attending of any serious injuries including concussion.
Mini youth players are not allowed to play rugby with blades on their boots. They must have metal rugby studs. Regular inspections will take place.
Gum shields are mandatory from age group 6yrs up. They are usually available in the shop located in the clubhouse.
Players Under 12 years of age are not allowed in the changing rooms.
Teams visiting DLSP may require shower facilities which can be organised through the Mini & Youth Coordinator, Michael Nugent,, 086 0262600. Supervision will remain the responsibility of the adults from the visiting team assigned for this purpose. This applies to U12’s and younger age groups only.
Parents/guardians of players up to and including U12s are required to stay for training and matches. If they are not available then they must nominate an alternative guardian and advise the head coach. 
Please drive slowly in and out of the grounds at all times with particular reference to training nights as we have a lot of small children coming and going from the pitches.
Dogs are prohibited from going on the pitches and outlying grass areas at all times.

On behalf of myself and the club we wish everyone a happy and successful year. Should you have any queries on child welfare please do not hesitate to contact me on the contact details provided above.
Yours sincerely,
Katherina Purcell RN 
Child Welfare Officer

Please click on the Irish Rugby link below for information and guidelines regarding concussion in sport.

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