Football Queensland partners with First Aid Accident & Emergency

Football Queensland has announced First Aid Accident & Emergency as its Official First Aid Partner, giving the community access to resources.

Football Queensland has announced First Aid Accident & Emergency as its Official First Aid Partner.

The partnership with the state-based first aid training provider and defibrillator specialist will offer the Queensland football community with access to discounted defibrillation packages and valuable education on heart safety.

By working closely with First Aid Accident & Emergency, Football Queensland will be able to give valuable education and access to first aid equipment for Queensland clubs and volunteers

In addition, the partnership reaffirms Football Queensland’s goal of having a defibrillator at every licensed football club across the state.

Football Queensland CEO Robert Cavallucci outlined the importance of this new collaboration with First Aid Accident & Emergency.

“The health and safety of every participant is Football Queensland’s number one priority, and we are committed to ensuring our football clubs and venues are safe environments for all in attendance,” he said.

“We’re delighted to partner with First Aid Accident & Emergency to ensure every club across the state has access to an easy-to-use defibrillator within three minutes of a potential incident.

“This is a crucial initiative that will provide clubs with direct solutions that can save lives, by educating them on how a defibrillator can be used in serious incidents both on and off the field.

“Our goal is to have a defibrillator in every licensed football club across Queensland, so we look forward to working closely with First Aid Accident & Emergency to provide valuable education and access to first aid equipment to our clubs and volunteers.”

An incident like cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at anytime, as evidenced with Christian Eriksen during Euro 2020. This served as a reminder for all clubs to have an appropriate plan in place, whether it be during a game or in training.

“Saving lives is First Aid Accident & Emergency’s business, and we’re delighted to support Football Queensland in assisting clubs on their defibrillator purchase journey,” First Aid Accident & Emergency Director Scott Whimpey said.

“Cardiac arrests are medical emergencies, and if the heart is not restarted immediately, cardiac arrest can lead to brain damage and even death.

“Every second counts in these situations; after a sudden cardiac arrest, every minute without defibrillation or CPR decreases the person’s chances of survival by 10%, which is why it is so important for defibrillators to be readily available.”

Defibrillator packages are available to purchase direct from First Aid Accident & Emergency.

Clubs will be provided with a link to access discounted defibrillation packages.

Dandenong Thunder to enjoy $700,000 LED lighting upgrade at George Andrews Reserve

Dandenong Thunder lighting upgrade

Greater Dandenong Council and Dandenong Thunder have recently confirmed that works have commenced for new powerful lighting towers to be built at George Andrews Reserve.

The upgrade will cost $700,000 and is being jointly funded by Greater Dandenong Council ($500,000) and the State Government ($200,000) with a plan to improve the ground’s overall quality for both training and matches. They formerly had 200-lux LED towers and they will be replaced by 500-lux towers.

For the Greater Dandenong local council, the focus was to improve the facility for the community to enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits through the increased amount of playable hours at the reserve.

Importantly, the project ensures that the Thunder have a ground that is up to professional competition and broadcast standards which means they can broadcast and host games that are viewed by a national audience, a huge step forward for the NPL Victoria club.

This broadcast upgrade also opens up the possibility to expand to national matches involving the Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City A-League women’s teams and an even more ambitious goal of hosting a Matildas game. The ground can easily hold 5000 people and the lighting and broadcasting standards will be fantastic after this upgrade.

Dandenong Thunder shared the positive implications this light upgrade has for the club.

“The new lights mean the club will be able to host a number of games, not only that but it’s a step forward to the clubs ambition to be part of the NSD (national second division),” a club spokesperson told Soccerscene.

“The support from local council has been nothing but fantastic, Dandenong want to be a sporting hub for the south east suburbs.

“With the FA cup we have seen A-League clubs play at local level clubs, having these new high powered lights we will be able to broadcast at a higher quality, no more yellow light broadcast.”

This news presents an exciting future for Dandenong Thunder and the matches played at George Andrews Reserve. The quality of training, matches and broadcasts has improved tenfold and it matches the size of the NPL Victoria side that have big ambitions.

CPKC and Kansas City Current’s major stadium naming rights deal a win for women’s sport

CPKC Stadium design

The world’s first professional female-football dedicated stadium – home of the NWSL’s Kansas City Current – will be known as CPKC Stadium, after an historic naming rights deal was agreed with the North American rail network company.

Formed as a merger between Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern rail networks in July this year, CPKC represents the first trans-North American rail network between Canada, the United States and Mexico.

CPKC has been a leading investor for women’s sports in the state of Kansas, and CPKC President & CEO, Keith Creel, was proud to announce the stadium naming rights deal.

“We are incredibly proud to sponsor the Kansas City Current and support this history-making project here in the city that is at the heart of our North American rail network,” Creel said via press release.

“CPKC has been a long-time champion of women’s sports and of investing in our communities. This stadium and this partnership with the Current will build on that legacy as together we write a new chapter here in Kansas City.”

CPKC will also hold naming rights to the stadium’s outdoor space for fans, which will be known as CPKC Plaza. This area provides entertainment for all CPKC Stadium attendees, including the KC Current’s official merchandise store.

It is hoped that the naming rights deal will kickstart further investment in women’s football across the region, which has been the cornerstone of the KC Current’s existence according to co-founders and owners, Angie and Chris Long.

“Our [KC Current & CPKC] organisations share a commitment to strive for excellence, invest heavily in our communities and raise the bar with global influence. We are extremely excited to work with CPKC on this historic agreement and know our partnership will create a long-standing positive impact!”

Further to its substantial investment in women’s football, CPKC’s establishment of a direct line between Canada, the United States and Mexico is expected to have substantial benefits for football supporters attending the 2026 Men’s FIFA World Cup.

Presently, though, the stadium naming rights deal demonstrates CPKC’s intention to be a key investor in women’s football across Kansas and North America.

Most Popular Topics

Editor Picks

Send this to a friend