After reading a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, associated articles from around the world and losing a great friend and former player Kodjo Adjassou to a heart attack on the field, the Berries board did a risk assessment and determined that heart defibrillators must be purchased for the safety and welfare of players and parents including those of opposing teams. Through the efforts of a fund raising campaign by the club, parents of our players and club directors contributing to make up the difference.
We will be purchasing 3 defibrillators, 1 for our S.A.P, 1 for our youth and 1 for our seniors which they will have at training, home games and away games, ready for use if so required. Based on our game we are putting more pressure on players with more training, more games due to longer seasons all while we don’t know all players medical history. We will not take the risk of losing a player by neglecting a basic need.
On behalf of the board I would like to thank all parents for their contribution to this important purchase.