"Health is not played". This phrase sums up the initiative promoted by theSpanish Footballers Associationand that reverberate in more than12,000 footballersof First, Second, Second B and Third (male) and First and Second Divisin (female). AFE distributedefibrillators in 617 changing rooms throughout Spainand the start of this campaign took place in Madrid at an event that was held at the CEMTRO Clinic.
On the morning of Friday, April 12, AFE delivered the aforementioned defibrillators to male and female clubs of the Community of Madrid. The event, led by Xavi Oliva, member of the AFE board of directors, continuedwith the participation of Dr. Pedro Guilln(founder of Clónica CEMTRO and head of orthopedic surgery and traumatology),Dr. Antonio Lpez Farr(Doctor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid and Royal Award of the National Academy of Medicine of Spain 2018)and David Aganzo(president of AFE).
They were also present on behalf of'Lifeguard Project', company supplying the defibrillators, Marco Antonio Rodrguez (commercial director) and Matas Soria (marketing director). The latter made a demonstration about the use of defibrillators.
The clubs that collected the defibrillators werethe following ones: Rayo Vallecano (First and Third masculine and First and Second feminine), Real Madrid (First and Second B masculine), CD Legans (First and Third masculine), Getafe CF (First and Third masculine), AD Alcorcn (Second and Third male), CF Pozuelo (Third male and Second female), Madrid CFF (First and Second female), Ray Majadahonda CF (Second male), CD Tacn (Second female), AD Alhndiga (Second female), CF Torrelodones (Second female) ), Olmpico de Madrid (Segunda feminine), UD San Sebastin de los Reyes (Segunda B masculine), AD Unin Adarve (Segunda B masculine), CF Navalcarnero (Segunda B masculine), Internacional de Madrid (Segunda B masculine), RSD Alcal (Third Male), Attico Pinto (Third Male), CD Canillas (Third Male), CD Carabanchel (Third Male), Las Rozas CF (Third Male), CD Mstoles URJC (Third Male), AD Parla (Third Male), CF San Agustn de Guadalix (Third man), CD San Fernand or (Third male), Santa Ana (Third male), Tres Cantos (Third male), CD Viclvaro (Third male) and SAD Villaverde San Andrs (Third male).
The doctorPedro Guilln congratulated AFE"because with this delivery of defibrillators puts a pike in Flanders.Everything that is done for the good of the athletes is to be appreciated.In addition, I understand that clubs must have medical services to attend to the player in a convenient manner. "
On the other hand,Dr. Lpez Farr gave "congratulations to AFE and its president for this important initiative.I think it is a pioneer association and thanks to this delivery of defibrillators you are going to save more than one life. Do not forget thatif something is put at risk by sports, it is the heart; There is sudden death associated with physical effort.Resuscitation can only get the defibrillator, a simple device to handle and very safe ".
And to finish,David AganzoHe wanted to thank the hospitality of the CEMTRO Clinic, remembering that for AFE it is a pleasure "to continue working and collaborating with one of the medical centers of reference in the whole world". Focused on this important initiative, I record that"Health is one of the fundamental issues for our association and with these defibrillators that today we are committed to life.In Spain there are thousands of cases of sudden death a year and therefore AFE considers it basic that the players are protected at all times ".
"For years, all young players who are part of the AFE Schools are undergoing cardiological tests, because above all we understand that prevention is a priority to avoid greater evils. Therefore, encouraging healthy habits is another aspect that we take care of to the fullest, "recalled the president of AFE.
And to finish your speech, stress that"delivery of defibrillators to 617 clubs throughout Spain is a source of pride for AFE, but above all we believe that we are obliged to perform this type of action, our commitment to the well-being and health of the player must continue to be an identity for our association. "