The future of England Women's Cricket in 'SAFE HANDS'
Posted: Sun, 10 Jul 2016
Some of the country's up and coming women's cricketers are amongst the latest to benefit from life-saving training including hands-on CPR, how to use an AED and to put someone in the recovery position.
Experts from the *Leicestershire Resuscitation Training Programme, provided the training to the squad and staff who attended the camp at National Cricket Academy at Loughborough University.
Tim Boon, England U19s coach, former Leicestershire batsmen and senior coach and supporter of The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust said: "The women's cricket development pathway encourages and challenges girls to develop their all round skills on and off the field. All the girls had the opportunity to learn more about heart health and undiagnosed heart conditions, SADS , that can effect seemingly fit and healthy young people."
"They were grateful for the education and now feel better prepared to save a life on and off the field of play in cricket. Some of the key components for being successful in any team sport include trust, unity and looking out for each other."
"Now we know that sudden cardiac arrest can also strike anyone of any age without any warning, the girls now also realise it requires a collective team effort to save a life in an emergency, as every second counts."
Every child can be a lifesaver:
The *Leicestershire Resuscitation Training Programme ( LRTP - @LRTP_UK ) has provided automated defibrillators to 93 Secondary Schools in the city and county and trained 13,000 year 10 pupils in basic life-saving training. These have been funded by a number of local charitable organisations including the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and Leicester City Foxes Foundation.
*A multi-agency approach including sign-up from head teachers within both the City and County secondary schools and the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust in collaboration with the East Midlands Pacemaker Fund (EMPF), the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), the University of Leicester, the British Heart Foundation (BHF), East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and Resuscitation Council (UK), working to delver a focused CPR based training package which is being delivered across Leicester and Leicestershire and is known as LRTP.
Joe's Mini HeartStart for Sports Clubs - Being prepared is half the victory:
In addition a pioneering scheme, Joe's Mini Heart Start for sports clubs, is FREE and being rolled out across community sports clubs in Leicestershire and working to encourage all sports clubs to be better prepared to save a life by having quick access to a community use - defibrillator and ensuring that players, official and supporters have basic CPR skills - https://jhmt.org.uk/heartstart/