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PUBLISHED: Sports medicine experts analyse ISSA proposed changes for ‘Champs’

With ISSA expected to announce its decision on Friday regarding proposed changes to protect athletes at Boys and Girls ‘Champs’, two local sports medicine experts have added their voices to the growing debate.

Speaking on Eye on Sports, Dr Paula Dawson and Dr Winston Dawes gave their own recommendations for the protection of athletes from overwork at ‘Champs’.

“Now that we are pushing our athletes a little bit more, most schools should move towards having a check system where athletes are continuously evaluated before problems come and that’s one of the fundamental things we should look at,” said Dr Dawson.

According to Dr Dawes: “We need a team together and parents can get involved to monitor what the athletes do outside of the sight of the coach”.

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