Crossley Juniors Football Club and Illingworth ARLFC, who are both based at their Mason Green headquarters, have recently been presented with a potentially life saving defibrillator (AED) machine.

Thanks to the Heartbeat of Sport’s Tony Tonks, and also Pete Macnamara Licensee of the Ivy House Pub in Holmfield who organised a fundraising band night, the club’s now have the ability to carry out instant and immediate CRP treatment to a sudden cardiac arrest, which could mean the difference between life and death.

Crossley Juniors and Illingworth Rugby have between them well over 300 players ranging in age from 5 to open age with both codes also including girls sections. Crossley Juniors Charman Martin Armstrong said “Having this valuable piece of equipment could help us avoid a tragic accident in the future”.

Pictured are Tony Tonks and Pete Macnamara presenting AED Defibrillator to commitee member and players of Crossley Juniors and Illingworth Rugby.