Following the recent events involving Christian Erikson during the Euro 2020 Denmark vs Finland game, London FA would like to highlight to our grassroots clubs the options for accessing defibrillators and other first aid essentials.
An initiative between the FA and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) secured defibrillator access through WEL Medical, its supply partner.
Clubs can now purchase iPAD SP1 defibrillators for the special price of £750+VAT. The IPAD SP1 is a nominated unit of the British Heart Foundation and is support by the NHS Ambulance service.
You can register and purchase your defibrillator at www.footballdefibs.org
We have also teamed up with Koolpak to offer special discounted prices for their best-selling First Aid essentials, including defibrillators, so that you are prepared for when you need to treat an injured player.
These special prices are exclusively available throughout the 2020/21 season and can be purchased here.
There is online training which anyone can take to help recognise Sudden Cardiac Arrest and respond appropriately. You can complete the online module here.
You can also complete the Introduction to First Aid course online, suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of medical care for players of all ages.
You can book onto the 2 hour course here.
All FA medical courses can be found at the Boot Room.