Thursday, 17 January 2019

Sporting clubs and organisations in Pittwater have been successful in securing grant funding under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Program.

Under the $4 million program, sporting clubs and groups receive 50 percent towards the purchase and maintenance of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence cardiac arrest survival rates by up to 75 percent.

Bayview Golf Club, Narrabeen Tigers Junior Rugby Club, Northern Suburbs Triathlon Club, Elanora Squash Centre, Palm Beach Golf Club, Surf Life Saving Northern Beaches and Mona Vale Golf Club have all secured funding under the latest round of the program.

“This is genuine life saving technology,” Rob stokes said today.

“Sporting and physical activity is a huge part of our community’s lifestyle. Early access to portable defibrillators on sporting fields, beaches and golf courses has proven to significantly improve cardiac arrest survival rates.

“It’s great to see so many sporting clubs in Pittwater embracing this technology and I’m delighted the NSW Government is providing financial assistance to support them,” Rob Stokes said.