Kingaroy Junior Football Club president Jordan Bennett and club members Joshua Stallwood, Dane Hampton, Charlie Adamson, Hayley Wicks, and Lucy Bennett receive a grant from South Burnett Regional Councillor Danita Potter.
Kingaroy Junior Football Club president Jordan Bennett and club members Joshua Stallwood, Dane Hampton, Charlie Adamson, Hayley Wicks, and Lucy Bennett receive a grant from South Burnett Regional Councillor Danita Potter. Madeline Grace

Football club scores state-of-the-art first aid station

WHETHER it's a scraped knee, twisted ankle, broken bone, or concussion, Kingaroy junior footballers now have better access to first aid than ever before.

Kingaroy Junior Football Club now has a new state-of-the art first aid station thanks to a South Burnett Regional Council grant.

Club president Jordan Bennett said establishing the first aid station had been a long time coming.

"A few years ago it was brought to our clubs attention that we didn't really have enough first aid equipment to support any of the players if there was a medical incident or emergency," Mr Bennett said.

"We were lucky enough to obtain a defibrillator through a Rotary Club grant. That's what got the ball rolling in applying for grants through the council to set up a first aid station.

"Now thanks to this council grant we feel quite proud to say we have a great medical first aid station that we could use to deal with just about anything that could possibly go wrong at training or on game days."

 

Kingaroy Junior Football Club president Jordan Bennett and Councillor Danita Potter at the club's new first aid station.
Kingaroy Junior Football Club president Jordan Bennett and Councillor Danita Potter at the club's new first aid station. Madeline Grace

Mr Bennett said players under the age of 15 trained at the oval weekly, both from the club and other clubs.

"It's just good to know there will be help if something were to go wrong," he said.

"I like having that peace of mind, especially when we host big game days."

More than 200 junior footballers take to the oval on game days.

"On big game days we take first aid seriously," Mr Bennett said.

"We will hire Kingaroy Home Aids and First Aid Training to come and run our first aid station.

"That way we have the gear and people who are actually trained in providing first aid."

The Kingaroy Junior Football Club is hosting its first big game day at the grounds on Saturday, August 10.

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