THE Huddersfield Amateur Rugby League Association are leading the way in the bid to make gameday safer for players, officials and fans alike.
The organisation have just held a first aid course which had to be attended by officials from all of the amateur clubs in the Huddersfield area.
It was taken by the Purple Dog Training Company, based at the Media Centre in Huddersfield, who are under the command of former Fartown player Steve Moss.
His organisation arrange first aid courses for a wide variety of sports, with the sessions tailored to that sports’ specific requirements.
And with Steve being a former rugby league player, the course obviously proved a big hit.
“We had 32 officials attending from all the clubs in the Huddersfield area and I think they will all have benefited significantly from it,” said Association secretary and treasurer Sue Taylor, who was one of the 32.
“We’re not aware of any other amateur rugby league organisation arranging anything like this, so we do believe we are leading the way in this field, and we’re already planning to run another course at some stage.
“And we believe that the more club officials go on the course, the better. By gaining this first-aid knowledge they may not only be able to help a player if they get injured, but also anyone else attending the game if they have an accident.
“It really is an important course for everyone involved in the game.”