As the manager of a sports club, you can make sure that deaths are avoided.

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What does Heart Heroes involve?

On Saturday, 11th February 2023, Arne, a goalkeeper aged 25, dies following a cardiac complaint right in the middle of a football match at Sint-Eloois Winkel in western Flanders. On Sunday, 12 February 2023, Ahmed, 15, succumbs to a cardiac arrest in Boussu while taking part in the Hainaut Karate Cup. According to the Belgian Healthcare Knowledge Centre (KCE), 10 athletes below the age of 25 die of heart failure every year. And yet, if a defibrillator is used correctly, numerous lives can be saved. The Ladbrokes Foundation is launching a major awareness and training campaign in Belgium's amateur sports clubs in order to familiarise as many athletes as possible with the correct way to use a defibrillator.
• Training : The ambitious aim is to train 5 to 12 people per club. HEART HEROES courses are held in 3 hours and are given by specially trained professionals. They are aimed at everyone, from the moment people actively join the club in its day-to-day business – as well as at non-participating family members and friends among the spectators.
• Awareness : Signposting is set up in the club premises in order to clearly indicate the defibrillator’s location and thereby answer a question that is heard too often: “where is it? ”. Moreover, each club will be awarded an ad hoc certificate, and will be given sportswear etc. advertising the HEART HEROES. An invitation to club members and friends to become HEART HEROES, along with an explanatory brochure, will also be provided to every participating club.

How do I sign up my club for the project?

Just have a word with your sports club manager. They will need to indicate their interest in the campaign and undertake to put forward 5 to 12 volunteers to take the training, which will be provided at the club.

How much does the club pay?

The sports club just needs to indicate its interest in the training. It is free of charge. The financial side is taken care of by the Ladbrokes Foundation. The sports club must commit to checking that its defibrillator is working correctly on a regular basis.

How scientifically valid is the defibrillator training?

The training meets medical requirements under the supervision of Doctor Brugada. A certified training provider will outline the theory before moving on to practical simulation exercises.

What clubs are taking part in the project?

Please connect me with the Ladbrokes Foundation for more practical information in relation to my club.

Please connect me with the Ladbrokes Foundation for more practical information in relation to my club.

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Jihane Mrabet

0032 (0)471 68 01 19 Contact
Please connect me with the Ladbrokes Foundation for more practical information in relation to my club.

BECOME A HEART HERO

You just need to fill in the attached form. Somebody from the Ladbrokes Foundation will get in touch with the club to arrange the practical formalities.

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