Rowans Law (Kincardine District Minor Soccer)

PrintRowans Law


In May 2013, 17 year old Rowan Stringer died as a result of a head injury she sustained while playing rugby with her high school team. In the week prior to her final game, Rowan had been hit twice, and likely sustained a concussion each time. These concussions were not recognized, and she continued to play. When she was hit again in her last game, she suffered what is known as Second Impact Syndrome – catastrophic swelling of the brain caused by a second injury that occurs before a previous injury has healed. Rowan collapsed on the field and died four days later in hospital. 

    A coroner’s inquest was convened in 2015 to look into the circumstances of Rowan’s death. The coroner’s jury made 49 recommendations for how the federal government, as well as Ontario’s government ministries, school boards and sports organizations, should improve the manner in which concussions are managed in this province.  


Effective July 1, 2019, ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, Coaches, Team Trainers and Team Officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario’s Concussion Awareness Resources.

  • All Registrants registering must have completed the review information and acknowledgement prior to participation.
  •  All Coaches currently registered will be required to complete the review of information and acknowledgement prior to May 30, 2020. 
  • All Parents of Athletesregistered prior to May 1, 2020 must complete the review of information and acknowledgement prior to participation of the child in the first practice and/or game.

Code of Conduct for Rowan's Law



Team Sites
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Kincardine District Minor Soccer on Facebook
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
Printed from on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:26 AM