Over the course of the weekend, events in the Euro 2020 game between Denmark and Finland once again highlighted the importance of being prepared for the worst happening.
Following Saturday’s cardiac arrest suffered by Denmark’s Christian Eriksen, many of our clubs and leagues have made contact to discover what they can do to ensure they’re able to prepare themselves to administer the efficient treatment which, effectively, saved Eriksen’s life.
We’re pleased to be able to inform our clubs and leagues of the partnerships in place and courses on offer to ensure that you’re prepared should a similar incident occur on or off the pitch at your matches.
Through our partners Koolpak, clubs can purchase life-saving equipment, with the price of their defibrillators reduced ahead of the 2020-21 season to ensure as many clubs as possible can have access.
Please see the graphic below for more information.
In addition to purchasing defibrillators from Koolpak, clubs across the county can access discounted equipment through The FA’s Heart Safe Clubs scheme.
For more information about the scheme, and how to register your club, please click here (link to downloadable document).
Alongside equipment, education club and league volunteers, players and coaches is another vital way to ensure people have the skills needed to save a life.
The FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest course is designed to help participants recognise a sudden cardiac arrest and provides education on how to respond appropriately.
For more information and to register for the course, please click here to be taken to England Football’s Boot Room.