Following this afternoon’s announcement (https://community.wru.wales/2021/09/24/life-saving-now-defibs-available-to-all-clubs/), Samuel Kurtz MS has praised the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) for their lifesaving scheme that will see hundreds of defibrillators installed in every rugby club right across Wales.
Commenting on the announcement, Samuel said: “This is a huge move from the Welsh Rugby Union and charity Calon – one that will offer lifesaving benefits to the thousands that use Wales’ rugby clubs.”
“As a result of their generosity, every person that steps foot onto a rugby club pitch will have the reassurance that a defibrillator is close by. Whilst we all hope that they’ll never have to be used, knowing that a defib is metres away will offer rugby players of all ages peace of mind.
“As a sports playing nation, we now need to make sure our football pitches, netball courts and all sport grounds have the same access to defibrillators. The job is not yet complete.
“I want to pay tribute to all those involved in this fantastic project. Because of the WRU’s commitment, lives will be saved.”