Defib news story

Heart Safe Clubs

The FA is launching Phase 3 of its national initiative “Heart Safe Clubs” to provide life-saving defibrillators to all grassroots football clubs in England from 1 July 2019.

The scheme was first launched in 2017 and Phases 1 & 2 have proved so successful that the FA is now launching Phase 3 with WEL Medical, its strategic supply partner.

WEL Medical specializes in life-saving devices and is supplying the FA with the iPAD SP1 defibrillator, a nominated device of the British Heart Foundation.

Clubs can now purchase life-saving iPAD SP1 defibrillators for the special price of £695+VAT (usual cost £1325+VAT). The iPAD SP1 is a nominated unit of the British Heart Foundation and is deployed by the NHS Ambulance service. The iPAD SP1 defibrillator is portable, it weighs just 2.4kg (including the battery pack and pads) and comes in a robust, high visibility carry case.

The offer closes at the end of this calendar year so early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment and clubs may purchase more than defibrillator.

Phase 3 launches on 1st July 2019 and all grassroots clubs in England can apply for a defibrillator by clicking below.

WEL Medical will require the club name, affiliation number, name of County FA, and the name/position of the person ordering the AED.

Register and purchase your defib here 

As part of the FA exclusive package, clubs will be supported by FA approved and awarding winning training videos and assets as well as support from WEL Medical Field team. Clubs will also have the opportunity to purchase additional items at an FA negotiated reduced price.