Coaches gather at Leeds park for defibrillator training following Christian Eriksen collapse

Sports coaches from across Leeds gathered at Queens Park in Pudsey for defibrillator training following the distressing incident involving Christian Eriksen on Saturday.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 11:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 11:48 am

The midfielder dropped to the ground at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen shortly before half-time, leaving players from both teams in clear distress.

Cameras showed medics desperately trying to stabilise the former Tottenham player, as his teammates formed a protective circle around where he lay on the pitch.

Pudsey councillor Simon Seary organised a first aid CPR and defibrillator familiarisation training session for all coaches to attend on Tuesday (June 15).

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Pudsey councillor Simon Seary organised a first aid CPR and defibrillator familiarisation training session for all coaches to attend on Tuesday (June 15).
cc Dawn Seary
Pudsey councillor Simon Seary organised a first aid CPR and defibrillator familiarisation training session for all coaches to attend on Tuesday (June 15). cc Dawn Seary

The event - which took place on Queens Park, Pudsey - was a huge success.

First aid trainer Janice Whitehead and her team talked the coaches through CPR and how to access one of the 21 defibrillators across Pudsey, Swinnow and Tyersal and how to use it, Cllr Seary said.

The session lasted around an hour and at least a dozen coaches were given refresher training.

Many Pudsey residents praised the quick-thinking councillor's decision to host the training.

Pudsey councillor Simon Seary organised a first aid CPR and defibrillator familiarisation training session for all coaches to attend on Tuesday (June 15). cc Dawn Seary