Sports clubs and organisations from across Northern Ireland are being invited to apply for free automated external defibrillator (AED) devices as Sport Northern Ireland re-opens the Defibrillators for Sport initiative.
Originally launched by Sport NI and the Department for Communities in July 2016, the initiative has so far seen over 1,000 AEDs allocated to sports clubs across Northern Ireland.
Sports clubs and organisations are welcome to apply. Even if the club / organisation already possesses a defibrillator, you may be eligible to receive a new AED device through this initiative.
The Community Resuscitation Strategy has identified the need to increase provision of AEDs in community settings and this survey will gauge the requirement from a sporting perspective. If your club / organisation already has an AED, devices obtained prior to 2008 should be considered obsolete and measures should be taken to replace such equipment. Accordingly, clubs with older devices will be eligible to apply for a new AED.
Free Defibrillator Awareness Training will also be offered to all successful clubs / organisations.