War a’n peryl na worth-peryl
(Risk Aware, Not Risk Averse)
The Melanoma Fund , in conjunction with England Rugby have developed the following Sun
protection guidelines for those participating, spectating, or working in sport or outdoor recreation.
• Apply a broad-spectrum product with an SPF 30 or higher, paying special attention to
your ears, nose, and shoulders, as well as other areas which are prone to burning.
• Get into the habit of applying sunscreen before you start training or playing.
• Once applied to the skin, reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, or more often if you are
prone to excessive sweating or simply working hard!
• The sun is strongest between 11am and 3pm so on particularly hot days, if possible,
try to plan play outside of these hours.
• Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs. Compression sleeves and rugby skins
are a good alternative for those that might find a long-sleeved shirt too hot.
• Using a sunscreen applicator or cleaning palms with a small towel and alcohol gel, is
a good way to avoid fumbling the ball due to greasy hands whilst playing.
• Wearing rugby headguards will provide some protection to your forehead and ears,
however it doesn’t provide full protection and your neck is still exposed! Make sure
to wear a cap or ideally wide brim hat when not on the field.
• Hydration is essential in reducing the risk of overheating. Keep a bottle of water on
hand to remain hydrated in between plays.
• When not actively playing and during breaks, make sure to rest in shaded areas to
reduce your exposure to the sun.
• Whilst spectating or on break, do so in a shaded area out of direct sunlight.
In accordance with RFU processes, CRFU have approved the following Summer Rugby
Camps and coaching clinics
Bude 8th August
Truro RFC 22nd August
Redruth RFC 30th August
Hayle 4th August
Falmouth 11th August
Penzance 16th August
Newquay 18th August
St Austell 2nd August
St Austell 9th August
St Austell 16th August
St Austell 23rd August
St Austell 30th August