Merton Football Club

Match Day – Emergency Aid Information Sheet

Ground Address – Joseph Hood Recreation Ground, Martin Way, Raynes Park, SW20 9BU

Nearest Hospital – St. Helier Hospital, Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, SM5 1AA,

–  St Georges Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT

Access to ground –  Height Barrier / Barrier Key in Clubhouse behind door

Defibrillator (Automatic) –  Behind Clubhouse door  /Between Pitches 1 and 2 on match days.

To call ambulance  –  Dial  112.

You will need to give details (Brief/Accurate/Clear)

  • Your Name
  • Mobile No
  • Address of ground with Post code
  • Describe what happened and Injury (conscious or unconscious)

–         Age /gender of injured party.

The Manager/Captain of the team should take control of the situation. This could be to nominate an Emergency Aid trained person to take control if that is appropriate. The person in control should immediately nominate an assistant to help control the situation.

Alternative addresses

Ground       –     Wimbledon Common Extension, Robin Hood Way  SW15 3Q

–     King Georges Playing Fields, Tudor Drive (B279)  SM4 4PN

Manager’s/Captain’s Emergency Aid Checklist

As captain/manager of the team you are responsible for all emergency aid activities for your team. You can delegate the activities but not the overall responsibility for implementation.

  1. You must have with you a fully equipped First Aid Kit and water bottles filled with water. The club will supply these but you must ensure they are at the match and fully stocked.
  2. You need to check which of your players has a medical condition. Ask them if you do not already know whether they have a heart condition, asthma, allergies, epilepsy or anything else and whether they have medication with them. You will need to record any positive responses. If they have medication/inhaler etc. etc. you will need to ensure that they are by the pitch side and clearly marked. You should inform the referee of any player’s health issues (??).
  3. You need to determine which of your players are Emergency Aid qualified and which are therefore best able to assist if there is an emergency on field.
  4. The defibrillator is a very important piece of equipment. It is automatic in that you switch it on and it tells you what you should do. If you are the manager/captain from the highest team you should ensure that it is taken out on to the field so that it can be easily accessed. It should be placed in between pitches 1 and 2 with a flag indicating its presence. If you have taken it out you are responsible for getting it back into the clubhouse.
  5. In your First Aid Kit you should have a copy of our Match day plan with phone numbers and addresses. You should also have a mobile phone at the ready.
  6. There are a number of activities listed above that can be delegated to others and you should do so but you are responsible for the safety of your team.