Defibrillator grants program open
Local sporting clubs will now be eligible to apply for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program, with the NSW Government providing life-saving technology to people experiencing cardiac emergencies.
So why not come along and try the game on Monday, July 30 at 6pm at the Corowa RSL.
For more information contact the secretary on 0429 922 474.
Tuesday saw us with 17 players on two mats, with the winners on two wins of 17 and 16 being David Chapman, Peter Manning, Ken Pleming and Kevin Culhane. The runners up on a win and a loss of 18 and 3 were Peter Dodds, Sandie Lupton, Dot Roberts and Wayne Dowsey. Thanks to all who bought a ticket as the money raised goes straight to our restocking program.
On Thursday Anne Smith played Ken Pleming and Gus Sander took on Joe Wilson in the Championship singles.
Our Friday social saw a loss and a win of 7 and 16 for Doreen Pleming/Evelyn Jones, Kevin Culhane, Anne Smith and Ken Pleming. Our runners up with a win and a loss of 14 and 5 were Geraldine Monish, Sandra Dudziak, Peter Manning and Joe Wilson/Jan Wendel Webber. It was great to see our president back in action again.
Saturday saw a singles match between Joe Wilson and Peter Manning. Joe and Ken Pleming now play for the minor singles titles later this year. Locally, the river is rising, the Murray crays are still moving and some exceptional fish are being taken in Lake Mulwala. Trolling and casting are the most productive methods. Good Fishing Mullet.
The program commenced in 2017 and provides grants to community sport clubs for half the cost of purchase and maintenance of an Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Member for Albury, Greg Aplin said access to defibrillators in sporting clubs increases the chance of survival by up to 75 per cent for patients experiencing cardiac arrest.
“For many of our residents, access to a defibrillator could be the difference between life or death.” Mr Aplin said.
“Across the state, the NSW government will aim to provide more than 2,500 life-saving defibrillators to local communities and I strongly urge eligible local clubs to consider applying.”
Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the Local Sport Defibrillator Program has assisted over 400 sporting organisations attain the lifesaving technology during the first round of the programs scheduled four year duration.
“With over 7,000 people experiencing out of hospital cardiac arrest in NSW every year, immediate access to CPR and defibrillation at local sports grounds is vital,” Mr Ayres said.
“In 2018, we hope to increase the availability of defibrillators at community-based sports facilities and improve the likelihood of survival for incidents of cardiac arrest.”
Clubs receive 50 per cent towards the funding and maintenance of a defibrillator, with clubs in NSW’s far west region set to benefit from a 75 per cent co-contribution from the program.
Applications close on Friday, September 14. Details about applications and eligibility can be found at sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/defibrillator.