Community rugby clubs are being encouraged to apply for funding to buy life-saving equipment as part of a campaign launched by the widow of Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones.
Lizzie Jones is hoping grants to buy defibrillators will help junior teams put safety mechanisms in place. Her husband Danny died after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch last May.
The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund aims to raise money that will help hundreds of community clubs and junior teams across the country to purchase a defibrillator, while helping raise awareness of the value of defibrillators as life saving devices to community clubs
Defibrillators cost around £1,000 each and provide potentially life-saving treatment to anyone suffering a cardiac arrest.
Clubs can purchase a defibrillator from RFL-recommended WelMedical by clicking here. Clubs are encouraged to purchase the defibrillators and then submit an application to the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund to help with the costs.
The purpose of Danny Jones Fund is to encourage as many community Rugby League clubs as possible to purchase a defibrillator via a grants programme administered by Rugby League Cares.
The Danny Jones Defib Fund Grant committee will achieve this through the provision of a small grant to enable and assist clubs with the purchase.
The Danny Jones Fund is now welcoming applications from the community game. An application guide and form can be found by clicking here.
Applications for this round of grants need to be submitted by Thursday 28 April 2016.