Club MVP: St John First Aid Volunteers
This week’s MVP is not just one person but a group of people. You love to know they are there, but you never want to need them: the volunteers from St John.
Drummoyne Power’s association with St John goes back about six years, and it is a partnership we value.
It’s a requirement (and obviously common sense) to have qualified first aid on standby when our kids play AFL. So, at home games, St. John sends along between 2 and 4 people (who are all volunteers, by the way) to watch our kids play footy, and to be there in case of injury.
On a good day, they’ll watch the footy (or get through a good book). But, we are grateful they are there when we need them, with their medical kits and first aid skills.
St John Operation Manager – Western Suburbs Cadet Division, Saskia Hunt, says St John volunteers meet weekly for compulsory courses, and training. Qualifications are frequently updated for both adults and cadets.
Cadets are required to put in at least 30 volunteer hours a year, while adults volunteers do twice that.
Saskia says all St John volunteers participate in local events – like providing first aid Drummoyne Power footy games – and bigger state events.
Pictured are two St John volunteers, Melanie and Maggie, who gave up one of their Sundays recently, to supervise our youth teams at Drummoyne Oval. Thanks Melanie and Maggie – we’re nominating you as Club MVPs for this week, representing all the St John volunteers who help out Drummoyne Power.
Of course, we’ll be entering you both in the Swans Club Friendly MVP competition. The Sydney Swans are holding a weekly Club MVP competition, asking each junior Club to nominate a weekly MVP for our Club. The MVP could be a player, an official or volunteer around the grounds. If our entry is selected, the nominee wins four tickets to a Swans game.
Learn First Aid
Been thinking you “must do a first aid or CPR course some time”? Details are here.
Interested in becoming either an adult volunteer, or becoming a St John Cadet? Their cadet programs cater for kids from eight years old.