BCB, GDF host successful first aid clinic for clubs, schools

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) as part of its Golden Jubilee programme on Sunday last hosted a successful one day first aid clinic for cricket clubs, schools and other sporting organisations in the Ancient County.

Over 40 individuals representing the top cricket clubs in Berbice, the Berbice Football Association, Berbice Volleyball Association, St. Francis Xavier Youth club, Corentyne Comprehensive Secondary, Manchester High School and Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club among others attended the clinic, which was conducted by medical personnel of the Guyana Defence Force.

President of the BCB, Keith Foster, in declaring the clinic open, stated the board wanted to make sure that each major cricket club in Berbice have at least one member who have knowledge of first aid, in case of any emergency on the cricket field.

The representatives of the various organisations present at the first aid clinic

Noting that the BCB was fully committed to the all-round development of cricket at all levels, he urged the participants to take full advantage of the opportunity to learn as much as possible and to educate other members of their organisation on first aid.

Head of the Golden Jubilee Committee, Hilbert Foster, expressed gratitude to the administration of the Guyana Defence Force for their support of the first aid clinic and expressed the hope that the relationship between the BCB and the army would be strengthen in the future.

The first aid clinic was conducted by a three-man team headed by Sergeant Seon Duncan, Senior first aid Instructor of the GDF, and participants were also exposed to public demonstration of how to administer first aid.

Each club was also provided with a comprehensive first aid package on the necessary information on first aid. At the end of the clinic, representatives of the different clubs, schools and organisations expressed gratitude to the BCB for organising the programme as they are now better educated about first aid and how to respond if someone is injured.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:00