The importance of defibrillators has been showcased several times this year in some of the most-watched football events, especially during the Euro 2020 game between Denmark and Finland when Christian Eriksen fell ill, suffering a cardiac arrest.
Tottenham’s Eric Dier and Sergio Reguilón were quick to react when a fan collapsed at St. James’ Park, which alerted the Newcastle United physio who was able to treat the supporter in quick time and ultimately save a life.
These events have put the topic under the microscope, and since then we’ve heard about and read more concerning news about fans and players suffering heart problems, which require urgent medical attention.
This is where a defibrillator is vital and can make the difference between life and death.
Wrexham DSA has responded by funding a defibrillator that will be located outside of the Macron Stand, along Mold Road at their stadium, the Racecourse Ground.
The device is installed on the external part of the stadium, to ensure it can be used by the community.
DSA committee members Dave Mainwaring and Chris Jones were joined by Disability Liaison Officer Kerry Evans (pictured above) who met at the Racecourse Ground to see the new defibrillator in place.