Wales and Swansea City Defender, Connor Roberts joined Welsh Hearts and The Football Association of Wales at Seven Sisters AFC to present Connor’s local club with a lifesaving defibrillator.
Following the presentation, a number of youth players and committee members from the Neath based, grassroots club undertook vital CPR training at the clubhouse.
Connor Roberts, Wales and Swansea City Defender said, “I grew up in the local area and to come back here and be involved in this brilliant initiative that could help to save someone’s life is something I am particularly passionate about”.
The long-term aim of the partnership between the FAW and Welsh Hearts is to deliver lifesaving defibrillators, equipment and training to all football clubs in Wales. This will ensure that in the future, every player and spectator in every football club in Wales, no matter how big or small, will have access to a lifesaving defibrillator.
The partnership between The FAW and Welsh Hearts launched at Wales’ National team open training session in Wrexham in May 2018 where the National team donated their match fees to fund the first 6 defibrillators, one for every area association in Wales.
Sharon Owen, Welsh Hearts Charity Director added, “The Welsh Hearts and FAW partnership was formed last May and with the FAW’s help we have donated 10 defibrillators to clubs throughout Wales. We understand there are many more clubs to engage and train with and we look forward to our work together in the future”.
To join the Football Association of Wales and Wales’ leading Heart Charity help safeguard our footballers and spectators across the country you can donate via the JustGiving site: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/welshhearts/faw
To apply for a defibrillator: http://welshhearts.org/online-defibrillator-application-form/