Smart Start – AEDs In Clubs Programme

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Introduction

New Zealand Football has a vision for all football clubs throughout New Zealand to have an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). We are excited to announce our SMART START – AEDs in Clubs Programme.

New Zealand Football with the support of ACC SportSmart and F-Marc are able to support our New Zealand Football-affiliated clubs and federations with the Smart Start – AEDs in Clubs Programme, which includes comprehensive resources, educational and policy support.

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Objectives

To support all New Zealand Football clubs and federations in New Zealand to have an AED unit and programme accessible to their club members, players and spectators, with the education and support to enable them to react should an event arise.

To provide 60 fully-funded Smart Start AED units to football clubs per year for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

To provide all other New Zealand Football clubs the ability to access discounted and subsidised Smart Start AED programmes and units, through our New Zealand supplier Zoll International.

Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba suffered a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup match against Tottenham Hotspur in 2012.

Smart Start Programme Goals

To assist New Zealand Football-affiliated clubs to obtain an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

To assist clubs to educate their members regarding CPR and the use of an AED.

To assist all affiliated football clubs (and other interested parties) to develop a plan to manage sudden cardiac arrest along with other significant medical emergencies.

Who Qualifies for a New Zealand Football Smart Start AED and Programme?

New Zealand Football Quality Club Mark (QCM) clubs that meet and hold the current revised QCM standards, plus our Stirling Sports Premiership clubs, are eligible to receive a fully-funded Smart Start AED unit and programme in 2016.

All other New Zealand Football-affiliated clubs throughout the country that currently do not meet the revised QCM criteria are able to purchase a discounted and subsidised AED unit through Zoll International and a referral from New Zealand Football.

All clubs seeking a Smart Start AED unit and programme must have completed the New Zealand Football AED online survey. The survey can be accessed by clicking here

How Does Your Club Obtain an AED?

1.    Complete the New Zealand Football AED Survey online

2.    Revised QCM clubs will automatically receive a Smart Start AED unit and programme

3.    Don’t qualify for a fully-funded AED this year? Please email megan.crockett@nzfootball.co.nz to request your AED purchase referral

4.    Order New Zealand Football Smart Start AED

What are the Next Steps?

Once you have your New Zealand Football Smart Start AED unit and programme, you will need to set up the provided Smart Start Club Policy, nominating a club officer to oversee this unit and programme.

The Smart Start – AEDs In Clubs Education and Training Roadshow will be in your region during October and November of 2016. Please contact the Regional Injury Prevention Specialist in your federation for further information and to arrange a club training workshop.

Smart Start Resources (PDFs for download)

AED Info Card
AED Referee Card
AED Club Poster
AED Club Policy document

Apps

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AED locations app logo

For more information on the Smart Start AEDs In Clubs Programme, please contact New Zealand Football National Injury Prevention Manager Megan Crockett at megan.crockett@nzfootball.co.nz