Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (806)

Carol Nolan

Question:

806. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to implement a standardised mandatory education training programme for all sports coaches in respect of concussion. [23614/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The education and training of coaches and volunteers in relation to concussion is a matter for the National Governing Bodies of Sport concerned, under which cognisance is taken of the risk profile of the particular sport concerned, that sport’s collective experience and the medical expertise within it. 

It is pertinent to note that there is an increasing body of research being conducted on the matter of concussion in sport, some of which is being conducted by international sport federations. It is the expectation of Sport Ireland and I that the guidance developed by National Governing Bodies of Sport in Ireland would accordingly continue to evolve over the coming years.