Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union (EFARU) Places
During the 2022-23 and 2023-2024 season the RFU are offering a limited number of EFARU free places to support clubs in meeting the Regulation 9 first aid provision standards.
Each club is being offered a certain amount of free place(s), the only eligibility criteria that the RFU/CB is requesting is that the club continues to have a Club RugbySafe Lead in place and ensures that the annual first aid risk assessment is completed and recorded on GMS.
For more information on the Regulation 9 first aid provision standards visit the RugbySafe Community Rugby First Aid Provision and Information Toolkit.
For more information or to request a free first aid voucher(s) for your club please contact Tyrone Lawless
RFU and London Hearts AED Bursary Scheme 2022-23
During the 2022-23 season the RFU are offering a limited number of bursaries to support clubs in purchasing an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
This is a one off opportunity and would highly recommend you take up the offer if your club is in a position to do so.
Working with London Hearts the RFU is offering a £250 bursary, this is in addition to the London Hearts subsidy of £300 which is already in place. This means your club can potentially purchase an AED for approx. £300-500 (depending on model/accessories etc.) instead of £900-£1200. London Hearts will also help you source any further local funding if applicable.
If your club could benefit from having an AED, the only eligibility criteria that the RFU/GRFU is requesting is that the club continues to have a Club RugbySafe Lead in place and ensures that the annual first aid risk assessment is completed and recorded on GMS.
London Hearts is an England wide charity and one of the leading heart charities in the UK for placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training. Working with England Rugby, London Hearts can support clubs, provide guidance on the purchase of defibrillators for rugby clubs who do not currently already have this lifesaving equipment. It also provides support to clubs who already have a defibrillator on site. With every package, London Hearts provides an online CPR and defibrillator training video and ongoing support, including advice on purchasing and maintenance of an AED unit.
For more information visit the London Hearts website: https://londonhearts.org
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