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Injuries, defibrillators, emergencies & concussion

All Raiders Managers must have completed the FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in  Football. It provides the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility.

In case of serious injury, halt the game and call the emergency services.

Insurance compensation for injuries

The Club purchases the FA recommended policy to provide some compensation in the event of serious injury.

A copy of the policy can be downloaded below.


As part of our support for the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) programme, Raiders ensures that, where possible, defibrillators are available at Raiders playing venues.

Defibrillators are located at the following venues:

Ashlyns School:

  • On the outside wall of Paul Beard Centre.
  • In the main entrance of the Sports Hall.
  • In the main reception of the school

Berkhamsted Cricket Club, Kitchener’s Field

  • Front of Cricket Club Clubhouse.

Bridgewater School

  • On the outside wall of the school main entrance.

Haslam Field

  • In pavilion First Aid Room but not currently accessible on a Sunday

Langley Meadow

  • Everyone Active Leisure Centre – go to the reception, state an emergency.  The unit is stored in the Duty Managers office opposite Reception, at floor level, immediately inside the office.

Thomas Coram

  • On the outside wall of the school facing the pitches.


  • Unit on the Greyhound Pub front wall.


There will be occasions when an incident/accident occurs that the club should have a record of.  It is a matter of judgement as to when this form should be completed but as a guideline, if the injured person requires a hospital visit (including A&E) or treatment as a result of an incident in a game or coaching session with Raiders, then the form should be completed and forwarded to the relevant Club Welfare Officer and Raiders Administrator as set out in the form.  The CWO will decide, in conjunction with the appropriate Trustees whether any further action is required by the Club.  The form is attached below.


Football is a fast-moving sport and it is inevitable that on occasions there will be a coming together by players on the pitch. It is particularly dangerous if the incident involves a clash of heads by the players concerned or if a player falls awkwardly and hits his or her head on a hard surface. This can cause concussion which, if not recognised and treated quickly, can lead to serious long-term injury.

The Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool, which can be downloaded from Know How, sets out the signs and symptoms of concussion and the actions to take. The key point is that any player who shows any of the signs or symptoms of concussion MUST be removed from play and should not return until they have been cleared by a medical professional.

Please take time to download and read Pocket Tool referred to in attachments.

More detailed information can be found in the FA Concussion Guidelines which can be found at http://www.thefa.com/concussion

Updated on August 27, 2019

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