Is your club willing to take part in the community rugby injury surveillance and prevention project?

09 Jul 2019 10:47 | Devon RFU

THE community rugby injury surveillance and prevention project (CRISP) are currently looking to recruit men’s teams from levels three to nine to report on their match play injuries during 2019-20.

CRISP is coordinated by a team at the University of Bath and funded by the RFU as part of the RugbySafe research strand. The aim is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the injury profile of the English men’s community game to inform injury management and prevention strategies.

Clubs interested in getting involved would be asked for the following information:-

- Brief details on age, weight and height for 1st team squad players.

- Brief details for 1st XV matches.

- Details on any 1st XV match injuries causing the player to miss one match or more.

- Whether your squad has incorporated the RFU-Activate warm-up programme into team training sessions and match day preparation.

(Information can be reported via the CRISP online data entry system or paper forms and should require only a short amount of time on a weekly basis).

Participating clubs will benefit from:

- A report of their season’s match injuries compared with other clubs of a similar level.

- Access to a logo for use on club marketing to demonstrate the club’s commitment to research in the game.

- Contributing to our understanding of injury patterns in English community rugby. Examples of previous research articles from this project can be found on:

It is an important project for English rugby and the more clubs that take part the better.

Any clubs willing to take part should contact CRISP by Friday, August 16, 2019. Their email address is and telephone number is 01225 384531.