AFC Rushden & Diamonds take delivery of a new defibrillator

Academy Sports Therapist, Holly Hurst, was pleased to take delivery of a new defibrillator device this week.



The device will be kept at Malcom Arnold Academy where players from every section of the Club, from the U9 development side through the Academy to the U18, Elite and 1stteam squads, train and play matches during the week. Defibrillators deliver a dose of electric current to the heart and are used in the treatment of life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation (VF) and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia (VT).

Head of Academy, Scott Carlin, commented “We have all heard of players suffering sudden cardiac arrest on the pitch and I hope that we never have to use this device but it’s reassuring to know that it is there if it is ever needed”

Academy Director, Stacey Hawkins, also commented, “We are very grateful to The Rock Trust UK without whose generous support we would not have this device in place.”


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