Thursday 13 October 2016


Stadia Sports manager Daniel Goddard takes a look at the dangers of school rugby and discusses the safety equipment available. 

In a recent letter to the Government, more than 70 doctors and health experts asked for a ban on tackling in school rugby games. The letter outlines and warns of the risk of serious injury among under 18s playing the sport, with a recommendation for schools to introduce touch and non-contact versions of the game. 

PUPILS are set to ace their game after a tennis equipment lending library was launched in a pioneering scheme which has helped transform two Birmingham schools. A thousand pounds worth of equipment is now available on loan to pupils at Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School, both run by CORE Education Trust.

The kit, which they can borrow to use to play tennis in their own time at home or in their local park with their families, was unveiled on Thursday (June 16th) at the two schools during a visit by the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) President Cathie Sabin.


For over 12 years, Mark Harrod Ltd has been manufacturing and supplying a wide range of sports products to clubs, associations and schools with quality football goals and sporting equipment.

As well as manufacturing and supplying the equipment, the team offers installation, maintenance and servicing support for its customers to help them ensure that the equipment remains safe in use for years to come.

With a firm focus on the training and education marketplace, Kramer offers two technology solutions aimed at dramatically changing the way that staff engage with students and showed them for the first time in Stand C418 at BETT, Excel London, 20-23 January 2016.