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Rowan’s Law

What is Rowan’s Law?

Rowan’s Law legislation was passed by the Ontario Government in 2018. This legislation is named in memory of Rowan Stringer who tragically died in 2013 of Second Impact Syndrome, the result of suffering multiple concussions playing rugby three times in six days. The legislation is designed to create a safer environment for competitive athletes, children and youth to play sport.

Knowing how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, and what to do if a concussion happens saves lives. The Ontario Government is committed to implementing Rowan’s Law by putting concussion safety information in the hands of people who need it most. Increasing awareness and changing conversations in sport, at school and in our homes, will result in a transformative change to the way in which concussions are managed in amateur competitive sport and beyond.

A participant is subject to a Concussion Code of Conduct for each Sports Organization they register with. The Woodstock FC Concussion Code of Conduct and the appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources MUST be reviewed before you can participate.

ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 26, PARENTS, COACHES, TRAINERS, & MANAGERS MUST REVIEW THIS INFORMATION, AND ACKNOWLEDGE THEY HAVE DONE SO, BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN A WOODSTOCK FC PROGRAM.

Rowan’s Law Acknowledgement Form

Please Note: If you have more than one person in your family participating, you must complete this form for EACH person.


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