On Tuesday, Miami Rugby welcomed Dr. Coppus from South Florida Integrative Health to training. Dr. Coppus reviewed with the team why it is important to be proactive with concussions and treat them as serious matters. He explained how the spine and brain are sensitive, and how they typically react to big hits. The symptoms listed had been shared by many, and surprised more than one in the crowd. Many questions were asked and all were answered. Accompanying him was Todd Strong, a 3rd year chiropractic student from Live University (home of the nation’s #1 college rugby team).
Todd is studying functional neurology, so it was a great opportunity to put his academic training into action. Before leaving, the duo performed baseline testing on a number of players. These quick tests allow a player to know his current mental ability and compare it to his mental performance any time he suffers a serious head knock. The test follows a popular standard created by the Cleveland Clinic, so whether the hit happens in Haulover while training on the beach, or in George Town while playing Grand Cayman, local medical professionals will be able to compare like with like.
We certainly appreciate Dr. Coppus and Todd visiting with the team. We are concerned with player safety and concussion awareness is one step we are taking to help our team. If you experience a hard hit on your head and think you might have a concussion, please contact the staff at South Florida Integrative Health to learn ask about a consultation.
Come Join us this Saturday July 28th, 10:00am-5:00pm at Ben Franklin Park
Located at 13400 NW 12th Ave North Miami FL 33168.
For our annual Phillippe Leka Memorial 7s Rugby Tournament. Bring your friends and the family to cheer on our 7’s teams as they compete against teams from across the state. We will have Miami Rugby merchandise for sale along with a limited number of tournament shirts. There will also be food and drinks for sale. We hope to see everyone out there supporting a good cause. If you can’t make it out, you can still make donations that will be 100% donated to Phillippe’s daughter and widow.
If you have any questions please contact Info@miamirugby.com
Donate Here – PayPal – Square – Venmo or @MiamiRugbyClub thru the venmo app
(Please make a note that this is a donation for the family of Phillippe “Fiji” Leka)
There will be a planning committee meeting on Thursday, July 5th. 8pm at the German American Club.
The planning committee is looking for sponsorships for the banquet.
Please contact Elaine Walter for details.
Please join us in welcoming our new General Manager Rick Comisky. After playing rugby in high school for West End (Virginia) and in college at Fordham and George Mason (even though he graduated from South Carolina), he has worked with various sports organizations from university to the professional level. His educational background is in sports business and he’s a wonderful compliment to the team’s leadership. He has been charged with improving the business side of the club, and on that front, we are pleased to share that he has already had partnership meetings with two national brands and a racing team – all interested in partnering with Miami RFC. Please welcome him to the club and introduce yourself – if you have not already met – at the upcoming banquet. He can be reached at GM@MiamiRugby.com and he would love to hear from you. He is also working diligently in helping us mold relationships that will increase our recruitment potential. On that front, the club leadership will be attending an event sponsored by the British Consulate-General Miami. We invite all members to join us. The event is $25, tickets can be purchased HERE
Our annual awards banquet will be held this coming Saturday, 6/16 at the German American Social Club. Come join us as we recognize our 15’s players as we award our MVP, Best Back, Fiji Award, Most Improved, Rookie of the Year, and William Clements Award. Tickets will be $15 for admission and BBQ, or $25 for admission, BBQ, and two drinks at the bar. The event will begin at 5pm. You can purchase tickets in advance but please leave your name and what you are purchasing in the notes section and take a screenshot of the payment confirmation for entry on the day of the event. Tickets will be sold on the day of the event Buy Tickets – PayPal – Square – Venmo or @MiamiRugbyClub thru the venmo app
($15 for admission and BBQ, or $25 for admission, BBQ, and two drinks at the bar)