Ingoldisthorpe FC benefit from FA Heart Safe Clubs Initiative
Ingoldisthorpe Sports and Social Club has had a new defibrillator installed thanks to funding from the Parish Council and a discount through The Football Association. The FA’s Heart Safe Clubs scheme was first launched in 2017 to allow all grassroots clubs in England to apply for a defibrillator via the dedicated website: www.footballdefibs.org.
Norfolk FA’s Football Development Officer, Anna Larkins, visited the club as the defibrillator was fitted recently.
Norfolk County FA Football Development Officer, Anna Larkins, said: “It is great to see the Club taking these steps to further ensure the safety of their players and members. We would urge any clubs without a defibrillator to make the most of this FA initiative before it expires at the end of December.”
Ingoldisthorpe FC Secretary, Donna Herbert said: “Ingoldisthorpe FC, Ingoldisthorpe Sports & Social club and Ingoldisthorpe Parish council all contributed to the purchase of the defibrillator through Norfolk FA. We would like to thank them all for their support.
Our Club Treasurer, Edward Kelly, and Club Chairman, Eddie Herbert fitted the defibrillator free of charge at Ingoldisthorpe Social Club, to help protect members of the Football Club and the local community.”
For more information on the Heart Safe Clubs initiate, please e-mail Anna Larkins on Anna.Larkins@NorfolkFA.com.
Pictured from left to right are Katherine Wallace of the parish council, Graham Piggott of the social club, Donna Herbert, secretary of Ingoldisthorpe Football Club and Anna Larkins of Norfolk County FA. (Photo credit: Lynn News)