Rowan’s Law was named for Rowan Stringer, a high school rugby player from Ottawa, who died in the spring of 2013 from a condition known as second impact syndrome (swelling of the brain caused by a subsequent injury that occurred before a previous injury healed). Rowan is believed to have experienced three concussions over six days while playing rugby. She had a concussion but didn’t know her brain needed time to heal. Neither did her parents, teachers or coaches.
Rowan’s Law and Rowan’s Law Day were established to honour her memory and bring awareness to concussions and concussion safety.
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At Windsor Minor Football we take the safety of our players, coaches and officials seriously. In regards to Rowan's Law our established protocols are that with any head injury the coach, at practice, or the medical staff, at games will remove your player from play until such time that a doctor can evaluate the injury properly. In the event of a concussion the player is not to return until the league receives doumention from the attending doctor that the player is clear for play. There will be no return to play until such documentation is received by the league and acknowledged.