SFA / SYFA First Aid Training in Strathclyde, Lanarkshire, Lothian, Renfrewshire.
Glasgow is the home of Scottish football and the surrounding counties are the stronghold of soccer in Scotland. It doesn’t matter who is playing football the teams (professional and amateur) are supported by a range of staff with many skills including first aid training.
Did you know? The national stadium, Hampden Park, is located in the city and the Scottish Football Association (SFA) and Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) are both also based at Hampden. Hampden Park holds the European record for attendance at a football match: 149,547 saw Scotland beat England 3–1 in 1937. First aid incidents happen on the pitch but they are as likely to happen in the crowd. Coaches and support staff should know how to deal with these.
Football has many rivalries from small local clubs to international ones. However one thing that all clubs need are pitch side first aiders. The Scottish FA and the Scottish Youth FA recommend that all coaches take a first aid course in order to be able to deal with accidents in training and on the pitch. There isn’t always another first aider nearby so each coach should have some first aid training.
The First Aid Training Co-operative are now offering spaces on open courses for SFA / SYFA coaches from in Strathclyde, Lanarkshire, Lothian and Renfrewshire, based in Glasgow.
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First Aid Training Co-operative are running approved SFA and SYFA first aid courses for individuals from clubs to attend in Strathclyde and Glasgow.
Our courses are taught by qualified trainers and are specifically designed for Sports First Aid. The course is scenario based and covers leg injury, head and spinal injury management plus CPR for adults and children. In recent years we have kept pace with the changes in Sports First Aid training. Our courses now meet the mandatory 16 hours requirement and also include additional training such as the use of an AED (defibrillator) as required by the SFA.
You may be interested in our Digital Sports First Aid manual. The manual is free for anyone who books on one of our first aid courses. This can be downloaded multiple times to your hand held tablet or phone and includes links to a large video library of videos demonstrating first aid techniques like CPR and injury management. The manual also contains links to a library of blogs dealing with specific illnesses and injuries.