WHY CHOOSE IMPACT

Multiple studies have shown how dangerous impact sports such as rugby can be, especially in children with growing and developing skulls and brains, but also older, even professional rugby players. They run the risk of concussion, cauliflower ear, cuts and bruising, hearing damage, brain swelling and even brain injuries every time they run onto the field. Studies show that small children as young as 12 are experiencing concussions and ear injuries as a result of violent collisions during rugby games.

A major concern for parents, Cauliflower Ear, happens because of blunt force trauma to the ear. The medical term is Auricular Hematoma, and occurs when the outer ear swells and reddens due to the accumulation of blood around the cartilage and the tissues around it. If left untreated, the cartilage in the ear dies and new cartilage starts to form. This healing and regeneration process is what leads to uneven cartilage formation and deformity of the ear. This condition is becoming increasingly prevalent in professional rugby players, but the wearing the correct headgear can prevent this from happening.

Another study, published by the BMJ has scientists calling for World Rugby to make protective headgear compulsory in all levels of rugby. A study done to determine the amount of protection these head guards offer showed that some brands decreased the impact of the force by as much as 47%. Considering how violent and physical rugby can get, especially when you start reaching professional levels, it becomes clear that all the protection you can get is crucial.

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SATISFIED PARENT

My son enjoys the cap. I love that it protects his head and looks funky.

A. Adams
Parent

IMPRESSED!

Durable, safe and makes me stand out from the crowd. The caps are extremely customisable!

H. Hendriksz
Rugby Player

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