Inverness Caledonian Thistle are delighted announce a new partnership with Lucky2BHere
As part of the partnership, all staff, all Academy players, 1st team players and coaches at the club will be trained to use a defibrillator. Remarkably, this will add up to over two hundred newly trained kids and adults.
The club will become the first in Scotland to have all players and staff trained on how to use a defibrillator. The club will also have an external defibrillator installed outside the ground which will be permanently available for the public to use.
Last month, four of our community coaches took part in an Emergency Life Saving (ELS) Training Course where they learned techniques they will be able to teach others on how to save lives through the Lucky2BHere charity.
Lucky2BHere is a registered Charity with an elected Committee and Trustees run on a voluntary basis with many people offering their time and support. Initially Lucky2BHere provided defibrillators and emergency life support training on Skye and the immediate mainland. They now deliver this service throughout Scotland.
On Monday, Peter White of Lucky2BHere, along with our newly trained coaches, helped deliver the course to our management team, first team and youth players over two sessions. They were able to learn about the recovery position, chest compressions, how to use a defibrillator and the reasons for using these techniques to help save lives.
The guys had the chance to practice these techniques on each other, whilst also trying out the chest compressions and the defibrillator on a resuscitation doll. We plan to host these sessions for our younger squads as well as our staff at the stadium over the next few months to help their knowledge on what to do if they are ever faced with such an urgent, emergency situation.
Apart from the 2 which will be situated for public access at the stadium we are actively seeking donations from individuals and businesses to help us fund at least one new defibrillator to be mobile with our community department when they are at weekly courses, hotshots or school visits.
If you would like to donate towards this unit, please get in touch with the community department at email@example.com
More info on Lucky2BHere: https://www.lucky2bhere.org/