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Local Groups Receive Defibrillators

Local organisations across our community will receive new life-saving devices after the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government awarded more than $500,000 through the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure said the grant covered the full cost of the equipment, enabling more organisations to benefit from the program.

“These new life-saving devices will have a big part to play in keeping players, spectators, volunteers and the general public safe.” Mr Coure said.

“With more and more people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity, this funding will equip our local sporting organisations to respond to life-threatening emergencies.”

Three groups were awarded funding locally, including:

  • Oatley RSL Youth Club - $1,795 for an AED at Jack Fisher Hall.
  • Peakhurst United FC - $3,000 for an AED at Peakhurst Park.
  • IRT Peakhurst - $8,547 for 3 AED’s at the swimming pool, Bonnet Community Centre and Men’s Shed.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said there was record demand for the devices in the latest round of the program.

“Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time and we want the same number of players that start a game to finish it,” Mr Henskens said.

“This NSW Liberal and Nationals Government program provides sports with early access to a defibrillator and ensures they are better-equipped to respond to life-threating emergencies.”