Cambridge FC are one of the first football clubs in New Zealand to benefit from a nationwide campaign to install life-saving defibrillators on their premises.
New Zealand Football and its seven federations, including WaiBOP Football, have been working with FIFA’s official supplier, ZOLL International, to help 60 clubs get the machines this summer.
Cambridge FC have received a grant for about $1400 from Fonterra’s Grassroots Community Fund to pay for the defibrillator which will be kept at the senior clubrooms at John Kerkhof Park.
The club will also provide access to it for the neighbouring Lions Club, playcentre, Cambridge Athletics and Harriers Club and nearby Cambridge Middle School.
The club has received a second defibrillator as a reward for being one of the first clubs in the country to achieve NZ Football’s Quality Club Mark, a quality assurance award.
The second machine will be kept at the junior clubrooms.