More than 70 doctors and academics are calling for a ban on tackling in rugby matches played in UK and Irish schools. In an open letter to ministers, they say injuries from this “high-impact collision sport” can have lifelong consequences for children.
They argue two thirds of injuries in youth rugby and most concussions are down to tackles and urge schools to move to touch and non-contact rugby. Supporters say rugby builds character and other forms are less challenging.
In the light of the above proposal the Government have decided that from January 2017 the other following sports and school activities will be banned:-
Marbles – danger of flying glass and kids slipping on the marbles
Conkers – danger of flying bits of conker that could easily blind a child
Hop Scotch – intense pressure in hip bone from hopping motion will create long term hip damage which will require complete hip…
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