As part of his recovery, the clinic recommended that Charlie have some time away from contact sport, which led to him taking up rugby coaching and rowing.
“Whilst it was initially disappointing, I ended up finding a sport I really like in rowing which is great,” he said.
Charlie’s mother, Annie Watt, said the clinic was extremely thorough which played a big role in helping Charlie on his recovery journey.
“The staff were very thorough, which made me as his parent feel confident that he won’t be back on the field until he was ready,” she said.
“The clinic did a wonderful job in helping Charlie realise how serious his concussions were as well as what he had to do to return to the field.”
You can find out more about the clinic by visiting www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Pages/RNSH-Concussion-Clinic.aspx or contacting NSLHD-RNSH-Concussion@health.nsw.gov.au.