National League Rugby and Return2Play (part of Meliora Medical Group) are delighted to announce a partnership that will see all of our clubs offered discounted access to Return2Play’s medical services. (Photo Credit: Gareth Siddons)
Return2Play are the UK’s leading sports medicine provider for youth and grassroots sport. They work to create a safer environment for rugby clubs to operate in by ensuring players with head injuries and concussions receive gold-standard medical care from some of the UK’s leading sports medicine doctors.
Whilst their main focus is around their ‘Head Injury & Concussion Care’ and ‘Match-Day & Tournament Doctor’ services, they also provide Sports Doctor and Physiotherapy services. Their team of over 40 doctors, many of whom also work in elite sport, have unrivalled experience in the management of head injuries and concussion and are seen as the UK’s leading experts in the area, undertaking over 4000 appointments in the 2021/22 season alone.
Return2Play operate across the whole of the UK with clients including rugby academies, some of the UK’s leading schools and rugby clubs including National League Rugby members Barnes RFC, Esher RFC and Rosslyn Park FC. Their services can help every player at a club, from 1XV through to minis.
Dr Sam Barke, Head of Sports Medicine, at Return2Play said: “The health impact of head injuries is of ever-increasing concern across all sports, but particularly rugby. It is crucially important that all players get the absolute best medical care and advice in the event of a head injury, and that’s what we provide at Return2Play. By doing so, we protect not only the player but also our sport. We’re delighted to be partnering with National League Rugby to offer their clubs access to ourHead Injury & Concussion Care service along with the rest of our range of medical services.”
Mike Brennand, National League Rugby’s commercial officer, said: “National League Rugby are pleased to be working with Return2Play and we believe this proactive approach to injury management will be very useful to all our clubs.”