FORMER Leicester City stars Steve Walsh and Muzzy Izzet are doing their bit to help make grassroots football safer.
Steve and Muzzy, who run the Advanced Football Development Academy, in Whetsone – have taken on responsibility for looking after a defibrillator previously housed in a medical room at the neighbouring Blaby Whetstone Boys Club.
Its new site means it is accessible to the public round the clock.
Steve and Muzzy have also arranged for club members to receive Joe’s Mini HeartStart For Sports Club training – which will cover cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a defibrillator,
It is being provided free by a cardiac specialist from the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust (JHMT).
Steve said: “We’ve taken responsibility for looking after the defibrillator in its new position, where it will be available to the whole community.
“It’s now right outside the reception at our club.
“JHMT generously provided an external box to help us keep the defibrillator safe and we have a sponsor – Ian Coltman from business Mint Manufacturing – who has donated £250 towards the upkeep of the defib, to help pay for things like replacement pads and battery, which are needed every few years.
“After seeing what happened to young Joe Humphries and Alan Birch-
INSTALLED: Muzzy and Steve with players and charity representatives