First Aid In Rugby (FAIR courses)

F.A.I.R KitWorld Rugby FAIR courses are an exciting commitment by NZRU, Super Rugby franchises and Provincial Unions to providing quality immediate care within the community for injured players and supporters. The course is offered in an 8 hr. ‘hands on’ participation session delivered by experienced qualified practitioners who have worked in rugby for many years and includes the likes of Super Rugby and All Blacks medical staff. Prior to attending the session candidates should complete at least 8 hours of on-line reading. This is to maximise the opportunity to gain more ‘hand on’ experience so you can confidently provide first aid. 


  • We have a duty of care to ensure player and supporter health n’ welfare is at the forefront of everything we do 
  • To upskill and educate people with the knowledge and experience to provide care both in a rugby setting and communities 
  • It is our vision that every rugby club in New Zealand will have at least one person trained and equipped from this FAIR program within the coming years.


Anyone in the rugby community interested in learning first aid. On completion of the course, if you have met the required standard and completed the course pre-reading, you will receive a FAIR qualification certificate and a FAIR Kit bag with basic equipment used on the course, sponsored by USL Medical. Courses cost $50 to complete which goes towards the FAIR kit bag and purchasing of medical equipment. 


Contact your Provincial Union to find out if there is a course near you. In 2017, we are running at least six courses throughout the country from March to October. 

For more information, contact Joe Harawira (NZRU, RugbySmart Manager) on 021 034 3691 or