Dear Towcestrians RFC
As you maybe aware there have been several reported incidences of cardiac arrest in young athletes including perhaps the most publicised one of the footballer Fabrice Muamba. There is now a Cardiac Screening day taking place on Saturday 22 June 2013, which is being put on by Northampton Swimming Club but any sports people from any sport may attend. If clubs could send this out through their athletes and parents that would be most helpful. The screening will be held at the
Chris Moody Centre
Pitsford Campus Gate 4
Attached to this email is a booklet which should answer all questions about the screening process.
The cost of the screening for athletes outside of Northants ASA is £42. This covers the screening and venue hire costs. Northampton SC are not making any profit from this screening day.
To book a place (PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE EMAIL BEFORE YOU CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW)
You need to use the link www.testmyheart.org testmyheart and click on screening calendar on the left hand side of the page and scroll down to Northampton Swimming Club Private Screening. A list of appointments will come up
with times next to it. Each time has 3 appointments available so please do not panic if you see the time still available when you have completed the booking form. On the very last box on the booking form it is important that you add the name of your athletes home club so that we can invoice the clubs for cost of your screening and athletes need to pay the fee to their home club. You will receive a holding email and nearer the event CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) will email you some forms which need to be completed and brought to the screening.
Screening is only available to athletes aged 14-35 through this charity and if your child is too young we will hopefully be arranging these on an annual or bi-annual basis. CRY have advised that age is as on day of the screening and they will not screen anyone who is too young or too old even by one day.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me on the email address shown below.