Medowie sporting clubs proud to have Defibrillators in all clubhouses

Councillor Chris Doohan is proud of Medowie’s Defibrillator status.
Councillor Chris Doohan is proud of Medowie’s Defibrillator status.

 

MEDOWIE Sports Council, made up of representatives of every sporting group in Medowie, has an enviable statistic they can be proud of, but one that is not commonly known in the community.

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Every sporting club in Medowie has their very own portable Defibrillator.

Purchased through funds provided by the Sports Council through Port Stephens Council, the idea to provide a Defibrillator for each sporting club came directly after the loss of a man’s life at a sporting event in Medowie a couple of years ago.

With Sudden Cardiac Arrest being one of the leading causes of death in Australia, having a Defibrillator in your workplace or community club can make the difference between life and death.

They are easy to use, maintain, and can save a life prior to the ambulance arriving.

Councillor Chris Doohan told News Of The Area, “It was a no-brainer to encourage and support the application for funding to be spent on these life-saving machines.”

“It was a well supported application through Port Stephens Council, and I am proud to say we are now a community with every sporting club protected with a Defibrillator.”

“It is a tribute to how much our community cares about each other, that people would work so hard to provide an asset like this for each club,” he said.

With Medowie’s impressive statistics in mind, we share with our readers the fundraising efforts of another Port Stephens Football Club.

A sporting club in Karuah is hoping to add a Defibrillator to their clubhouse, after the devastating loss of a player last year.

The Karuah Roos Rugby League Football Club lost their friend, clubman and team mate last season, when David Roy Smith passed away.

 

By Rachael VAUGHAN

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