Life-saving defibrillator given to youth football club

Holbrook Hornets Youth FC players and officials are pictured with the club’s new defibrillator Pictu

Holbrook Hornets Youth FC players and officials are pictured with the clubs new defibrillator Picture: SUFFOLK FA - Credit: Archant

A defibrillator which will benefit the community has been presented to a youth football club.

Holbrook Hornets Youth Football Club won the defibrillator in a competition run by Suffolk Football Association (FA), whose staff raised £1,100 towards its cost by successfully cycling 312 miles – one mile for every club in the county – non-stop in a 24-hour #LiveFootballChallenge during last October’s Love Football, Live Football Week.

The week was sponsored by MH Goals Ltd.

Suffolk FA football development manager Jodie Allard presented the community-run club, which operate 11 age groups from under-sixess to under-16s, with the defibrillator.

The club has chosen to install it at one of its training venues, the Royal Hospital School’s all-weather pitch.

Recently a Suffolk man created a website which locates your closest 24-hour defibrillator and provides you with directions on how to get to it.

The site, which is called Defibsearch, covers Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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