Tournament Directors (and first aid)
The Tournament Director’s (TD) desk is located up on the balcony at the other end to the doors. We are:
- Fetu / Ben Rich
- Megan Hurst
- Therapist / Richard Roberts
- Benji Rees
- Izzy Collins
We will all be in bright yellow shirts for the majority of the weekend (unless playing).
Megan & Therapist are the tournament’s first aiders. If you need first aid on the pitch, please remember the hall is really loud and we often aren’t watching all the games intently. Someone at the TD desk on the balcony will know where we are (or we’ll be there) – so get someone on the balcony to physically come up to the desk to get us.
We’re not doctors or physios, so we can’t give you any medication, and can’t give you any (sensible) advice on existing injuries or vague issues (e.g., “My leg hurts – should I keep playing?”). We can (and will!) however mop up blood, tell you to go to hospital if you’re concussed, and deal with general ’emergency’ type things – all the usual first aid stuff.
SICKO events are organised as part of Brighton Ultimate, who are a UK Ultimate (UKU) affiliated club. This means we use the UKU’s public liability insurance to insure you at our events. It requires all experienced players to have at least basic UKU membership. Beginners are covered by a free, 3 session introductory period. You can purchase your basic (or full) membership here: www.ukultimate.com/join
If you’re playing at regionals, nationals, indoor or outdoor, university or club then you will need this membership anyway and it makes no difference cost-wise if you buy it today or the day before any of those tournaments. So buy it today and be covered!
Health & Safety
If attempting a layout, be aware of walls and people:- dangerous play will not be tolerated and if the TDs see continued dangerous play by an individual then they have the right to refuse that player from playing. Please do be careful with yourselves and each other.
The TDs (Megan & Rich) are also our first aiders, and the centre staff will provide support on more serious issues, like concussions. First aid equipment and ice are available at the TD desk.
The nearest hospital with an A&E department is in Haywards Heath:
The Prince’s Royal Hospital