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NFSC and NHRC Concussion Education and Awareness Sessions

By Christina Stranges, 06/27/19, 7:45PM EDT


Rowan's Law Comes to Light

The Niagara Falls Soccer Club in partnership with Niagara Health and Rehab Centre will be hosting Concussion Education and Awareness Sessions to help bring attention to the seriousness of Concussions in Sports in light of the recent passing of ROWAN'S LAW, which will now make it mandatory for Sports Organizations to;

  • ~  ensure that athletes, parents of athletes under 18, coaches and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s concussion awareness resource
  • ~  establish a removal-from-sport and return-to-sport protocol
  • ~  establish a concussion code of conduct that sets out rules of behaviour to support concussion prevention


The new rules requiring the review of concussion awareness resources and concussion codes of conduct are expected to be in place by July 1, 2019.

Rowan Stringer

Rowan Stringer

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.

We invite all of our members to attend one of these sessions which will be held at the Gales Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Rd., Niagara Falls), on the following dates;

Wednesday, July 3rd ~ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Tuesday, July 9th ~ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday, July 10th ~ 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

This is something NFSC feels very strongly about and we are truly concerned for the safety of all our members, so please join us for a night of great information, and hopefully a beneficial and life-changing evening for all!