Defibrillators help to save lives and in a fantastic move the RFU are running a competition to give away six kits to clubs across the country.
Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time, but the chance of survival can be significantly increased when an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is used rather than just CPR alone.
As part of its RugbySafe scheme, the RFU have linked with the Community Heartbeat Trust (CHT) to increase awareness of the use of defibrillators and how having one in your club could save lives. The RFU are giving away six of the devices to clubs.
The devices were available for the Rugby World Cup and Junior World Championship. Any club can enter by completing the online entry form on the RFU’s website and providing a brief submission on how your club would benefit from having a defibrillator.
Entries must be submitted by Sunday 19th March, with the winners announced at the end of March.
Each winning club will receive the defibrillator, a storage unit and an AED awareness session delivered by the CHT. Winning clubs will be required to register the defibrillator with the the WebNos Governance system through the CHT.
To find out more about the competition and other ways the RFU are helping English clubs, click here.
Paul Wassell, Pundit Arena