On Sunday, February 28, St Ives Football Club held a tribute match at Macquarie University Oval to remember their player, Emin Rufati who they tragically lost his life last season.
“Maybe a defibrillator could have helped, I don’t know. I will never know now.” Mrs Rufati said.
The Club is raising the awareness for the importance of ALL sporting clubs to have defibrillators at all sporting grounds.
- Since 2014, there has been at least nine deaths on football fields in Sydney; nine too many
- On January 24, ABC television producer Ges D’Souza, 55, died playing a game he loved on a Sunday at a veterans’ football match at Cromer Park
- Former SBS presenter Andy Paschalidis is joining the fight and lobbying the State Government for defibrillators to be owned by every club in NSW
“It makes sense; don’t wait ‘til it’s too late! Install a defibrillator now, they do save lives.” Andrew White, Founder Defib for Life
For more information on how to fundraise or purchase a defibrillator for your Sporting Club please contact Sue Buckman 1300 880 309 or visit www.defibforlife.org.au