Leicester StreetDoctors visited Leicester Tigers this week, taking over the HITZ Rugby for a day to deliver a training session on emergency first-aid.
StreetDoctors is a group of medical students from the University of Leicester who “offered a different voice” for HITZ pupils.
HITZ uses rugby as a platform to support the development of social, employability and vocational skills to help vulnerable individuals. The inclusion of StreetDoctors in the training helps with promoting responsibility among the group and the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.
The training also helps conquer the issue of gangs and other issues on the streets which are faced by young people as well as offering basic emergency first-aid training, learning more about anatomy and opening the students’ eyes to the dangers of knife violence.
Charles Hurley, HITZ Tigers rugby development officer, said: “StreetDoctors understand the circumstances the students may come across and deliver a great qualification to help them understand the importance of knowing emergency first aid.
“The morning was engaging and the guys got a lot out of it. I think the message really hit home.
“We have worked with the StreetDoctors before and the project they run is great for our students and it fits in really well with the Level 1 Sport and Active leisure qualification we deliver to them.”
Learn more about what StreetDoctors by visiting http://streetdoctors.org/what-we-do/