CLUB DEFIBRILLATOR GRANT PROGRAM – ROUND 2 OPEN
Applications for this Grant Program Close 14 September 2018
Funding for sport club defibrillators is now available through a $4-million Local Sport Defibrillator Program available through NSW Office of Sport.
The second round of the program was announced by Minister for Sport Stuart Ayers with Dr Galicek who saved two fellow footballers while competing in the Northern Suburbs Football Association’s over 45’s competition in April this year. Click to view the Channel 9 story. Although the incidents happened 3 weeks apart and at two different clubs, fortunately in both cases, a defibrillator was on hand and the player was able to be revived.
Through the grant program, clubs can receive 50% towards the cost of a defibrillator with 75% available for applications from the NSW Far West Region.
Eligible clubs can receive between $1250 and $1900 in funds towards the cost of purchasing a defibrillator, with the average cost of a defibrillator through the program, including training and maintenance, being around $2500 per unit.
Applications close 14 September 2018.
For grant application enquiries contact your preferred provider or the Office of Sport Grants unit by email: email@example.com
For general enquiries contact Michelle Hanley at Football NSW on 02 8814 4402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Defibrillator & First Responder Sessions
These information sessions are offered free by the Michael Hughes Foundation as part of the Stronger Communities Funding Program. To Register and for session information click on the links below. For information about other MHF events click here.
- Dundas Sports Club, Dundas – Tuesday 21 August – 7pm to 8.30pm
- Roselea Community Centre, Carlingford – Monday 24 September – 11.30am to 1pm
- Dundas Vikings Club, Dundas – Wednesday 3 October – 6.30pm to 8pm
- Dundas Community Centre, Telopea – Tuesday 16 October – 7pm to 8.30pm
- Epping Creative Centre, Epping – Saturday 20 October – 11.30am to 1pm
- Don Moore Community Session, North Rocks – Saturday 27 October – 10am to 11.30am
FNSW Defibrillator Suppliers
Grants & Programs
Defibrillators are now proving beneficial in sport, community and public facilities in saving lives. Clubs requiring advice or assistance in relation to defibrillators should contact Michelle Hanley at Football NSW. Email email@example.com or phone 02 8814 4402.
The NSW Office of Sport – Defibrillator Grant Program
The Marc Arcuri Foundation – Marc Arcuri Cup website
Hawkesbury Heartstart Program – Defibrillator Grant Program
Player Pink Slip Program
Football is a great way to keep fit and healthy, however players should not take their health for granted.
Before playing each year, visit the GP to have a health and heart check, particularly if aged over 35 or returning to the game. Have you got your pink slip?
Michael Hughes Foundation
The Michael Hughes Foundation raises community awareness about the benefits of CPR and early defibrillation and are an approved Office of Sport defibrillator provider. The Michael Hughes Foundation also provides invaluable support and assistance to FNSW and has supplied and donated defibrillators to over 200 facilities including Football NSW ‘Valentine Sports Park’, Central Coast Football, PCYC and many other football clubs. Qualified MHF presenters have trained over 1500 people in defibrillators and CPR and is a supplier of defibrillator packages, first aid kits and first aid training to FNSW and member clubs and associations. For informaiton email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Michael Hughes Foundation website
Heartbeat of Football
Football NSW supports Heatbeat of Football in their work to increase awareness of the importance of pre-participation health checks and early defibrillation. For further information visit the HOF website
In an emergency Dial 000.
Injury Reporting & Medical Profile Forms
- Injury Reporting Form (injury report to club)
- Serious Injury Report Form (Serious injury report to insurers)
- Medical Profile & Emergency Contact Form
FFA Concussion Guidelines set out the guiding principles regarding the management of concussion in football in Australia. All incidents of concussion are required to be treated in accordance with the FFA Concussion Guidelines including clearance by a Medical Practitioner and adherence to the Return to Play Program.
- FFA Concussion Guidelines
- SMA Concussion Policy
- SMA Concussion Workshops 2018
- Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool
- FNSW Medical Conference Concussion presentation
Returning to Play after Concussion
Return to play should be in accordance with Concussion Guidelines and include:
- a clearance by a qualified Medical Practitioner before a player can return to training or playing, and
- a minimum of 6 days before a player can play a competitive game – if return to play is managed by a Medical Practitioner
- a minimum of 14 days before a player can play a competitive game – if return to play is not managed by a Medical Practitioner.
Emergency Planning, First Aid Training & Resources
First Aid Courses
- MHF First Aid Training Packages
- St John First Aid Courses
- Red Cross First Aid Courses
- Sports Medicine Australia – Course dates
First Aid Kits
Injury Fact Sheets
- SMA Injury Factsheets
- Football Injury Factsheet
- Anaphylaxis & Allergy First Aid
- Asthma Management Factsheet & Asthma First Aid Chart
- Blood Rules
- Chest Pain
- Epilepsy – First Aid
- Eye Injuries
- Heatstroke – Symptoms & Treatment
- Spinal Injury
- Teeth Injuries
- Dial 000 Clubhouse Poster NEW
- CPR Chart
- Concussion Awareness Poster
- FIFA 11+ Warm Up poster
- Medical Emergency Plan
- Safe Football Poster
- Sports Medicine Australia
- NSW Ambulance Service
- Australian Sports Commission First Aid Management
- Australian Drug Foundation
FNSW wishes to acknowledge the NSW Office of Sport, NSW Ambulance, Sports Medicine Australia, Defib For Life, The Michael Hughes Foundation, The Marc Arcuri Foundation and Heartbeat of Football for their continued support and assistance to FNSW and our member clubs and associations.