Ulster Hockey are delighted to announce our new partnership with At the Heart of the Game.
At the Heart of the Game provides awareness training which equips participants with the relevant knowledge and confidence to perform CPR and use a defibrillator in the event of a cardiac arrest.
The programme is a theory and practical-based CPR and AED workshop designed to educate participants on how to respond effectively in the event of a cardiac arrest.
The initiative was founded by Anna Pim who has won several awards for her commitment to providing this training, including BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Unsung Hero, EuroHockey Youth Leadership Award, Sport NI SportMaker of the Year and Female Sport Forum Role Model award.
The 19-year-old was keen to stress the importance of this training and how it can benefit those in hockey.
“I am delighted to establish this partnership with Ulster Hockey. In the UK and Ireland, there are over 33,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year, At the Heart of the Game has the power to drive change and save more lives.
I want to empower individuals with hands-on CPR and AED training to boost their confidence in life-saving skills.
This training will ensure safety within the Ulster Hockey family enabling rapid and effective response to cardiac emergencies.”
Ulster Hockey CEO Marc Scott expressed how important he believes the partnership to be for everyone involved in Ulster Hockey.
“Ulster Hockey is delighted to partner with Anna and At the Heart of the Game.
Our focus should always be on how we can use the power of sport to improve people’s lives and At the Heart of the Game goes a step further where it will provide our members, and those in other sports, with the knowledge and confidence that may literally save lives.
We are proud of what Anna has achieved to date with this multiple award winning initiative and are proud to continue to play an active role in ensuring the success of At the Heart of the Game.”