Concussion management specialists Return2Play have been confirmed as a finalist at this year's Sports Technology Awards, a celebration of the most exciting and innovative organisations in global sport. The company, which launched just last year, was nominated in the 'Best New Concept' category, alongside established sports technology businesses including Hawk-Eye and BT.
Return2Play have developed a system to help schools and grassroots clubs comply with new safety guidelines for the treatment of suspected concussion, by monitoring players' recovery and helping them to return to play safely and efficiently.
"The whole team is thrilled that Return2Play has been selected as a finalist in the Best New Concept category of the Sports Technology Awards 2016," said Nick Somers, CEO and Co-founder of Return2Play. "Being nominated in this category, alongside some heavyweight names in the field of technological innovation in sport, is real proof of the value of what we are doing. It's important that we all think about how to use technology, not just to change the way in which we play and watch sport, but also to ensure the health and safety of athletes at every level of the game."
Return2Play has moved quickly to expand their team - building a multidisciplinary advisory board to consult on medical and sports administration issues, and securing Wasps and England rugby union player Elliot Daly as an ambassador for the brand. They have also worked with partners including branding consultancy
"We realised the importance of establishing a strong identity from the start to ensure we built recognition while promoting the service," said Mr Somers. "