Women's soccer joins the Juega Seguro campaign
The Madrid Women's Soccer Club also want to learn how to act in the event of a sudden death. To achieve this, Fundación MAPFRE and the Ripoll and De Prado FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, as part of the Juega Seguro Campaign, are going to provide training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the team's players and technical support staff, as well as to the members of teams playing in lower categories and the youth squad, so that they will all know how to react promptly in the event of a cardiac emergency.
That is how this women's team came to join the Juega Seguro campaign which, in addition to giving training, has a free downloadable app, CPR11, with universal, easy-to-understand content available in Spanish, Portuguese and English. It teaches, in 11 easy steps, what to do in the event of a cardiorespiratory arrest in order to stabilize the situation until the emergency services arrive.
This initiative, formnig part of the FIFA/F-MARC program, is supported by a wide range of ambassadors including well-known soccer players, trainers and referees who have direct or indirect links to emergency cardiac situations.
At the presentation event to celebrate the team joining the campaign, which took place on 13 June, Antonio Guzmán, Director of Health Promotion at Fundación MAPFRE, stated that the objective of Juega Seguro is to “promote safety in sport and safeguard the lives of our young people, in this case all of the girls and women that play soccer at this club”.
Also taking part in the presentation was Dr. Luis Serratosa, doctor at the Ripoll and De Prado FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, who stressed that the CPR11 app means that every member of every team could learn the guidelines on how to act when someone collapses, with a sole objective: to save lives.