The Football for Fathers' Committee are organising a series of sessions on Emergency First Aid in football. Theses are provided free of charge for the benefit of members.
None of us are getting any younger and given the profile of our membership, and the ability of our tackling (mentioning no names...) it's important we all know how to deal with an emergency situation to a member at one of our regular matches as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The first session will take place on the evening of Tuesday 17th September, between 8-9.30pm at the Sports Centre. Evenings are limited to 20 persons, allocated on a first register, first in basis. Future evenings will be organised depending on the level of demand from the FFF membership.
We are delighted to say Maggie Hackney, MBE, will be delivering the training. Maggie is mother-in-law to FFF's Paul Watson and has been awarded an MBE for her services to ensuring Hitchin's AED scheme (of which FFF has now become part) is incredibly successful, with a wide spread of AED devices across the town.
At the evening members will be provided with the background, hands-on skills and expertise to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until an ambulance arrives and takes over, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility. It is a practical guide to dealing with the essential elements of saving a life, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
If you want to attend our first evening (or future sessions) please WhatsApp or email Matt Hubbard to register : firstname.lastname@example.org .