Wyalong Motor Sport Club Inc will receive a new life-saving device through the NSW Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said this grant will cover the cost of the defibrillator, providing the club with peace of mind when they are holding their motorsport events.
“As the members of Wyalong Motor Sport gear up to return to the racetrack it’s reassuring to know this new life-saving device for the club will have a big part to play in keeping competitors, spectators and volunteers safe,” Ms Cooke said.
“Volunteers and members of the club have been working hard to get the club back up and running for motorsport enthusiasts to enjoy, along with constructing a newly built 50cc track for little bike riders.”
“We see people of all ages participating in motorsport and this funding will equip the club so they can respond to life-threating emergencies when needed.”
Wyalong Motor Sports Club member Leanne Iverach said as a newly formed committee they are greatly appreciative of this grant, as the club is dedicated to making many improvements for their riders, volunteers and spectators to enjoy motorsport.
“As we all know, motorsport can be dangerous, having an AED on site will give all involved at our events, both directly and indirectly, peace of mind knowing we have the ability to help onsite, within those first eight critical minutes of such a medical event,” Ms Iverach said.
“As a club member, resident, a motorcycle racing enthusiast, mother and partner to riders of our local track, I am grateful to live in an electorate that values safety in local sport and make this opportunity to have these AEDs readily available.”
The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government program provides sports with early access to a defibrillator and ensures they are better equipped to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
For further information on the Local Sports Defibrillator Program, visit www.sport.nsw.gov.au.