“Australia’s professional cricketers all got their start at the grassroots, and continue to invest back into the game to keep it strong throughout Australia. We’re proud to support the Community Heart Programme through the Grassroots Cricket Fund by supporting those cricket clubs wishing to sign up for the Programme and install this lifesaving equipment.”

Todd Greenberg

CEO – Australian Cricketers’ Association

The Community Heart Program is proud to announce the support of the Grassroots Cricket Fund, in ensuring that local clubs and indoor cricket centres are able to more easily access funds to support the purchase of AED's. 

The Grassroots Cricket Fund provides the opportunity for clubs and indoor centres to access funding that can be utilised for purchasing cricket equipment, building capability amongst volunteers and assisting with providing fantastic experiences for new players. 

To find out how your club or centre can apply for funding, please visit the Grassroots Cricket Fund website www.grassrootscricketfund.com.au.

“I never knew anything about AED’s until I had a cardiac arrest and needed one to save my life. Please, take advantage of this opportunity to get an AED for your club or team so that if you or a team mate need it, you can have the chance to save a life”.
Greg Page
Original Yellow Wiggle | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor

Heart of the Nation is proud to be working alongside Cricket Australia and medical technology company, Stryker, to help promote the need for AED’s in community cricket.  Heart of the Nation is a charitable initiative founded by Greg Page, the original Yellow Wiggle, after he was incredibly fortunate to survive a sudden cardiac arrest thanks to bystander CPR and the availability of an AED at the venue where The Wiggles were performing. 

Heart of the Nation’s purpose is to promote the Chain of Survival and those who play their part in it, so if your team takes up this opportunity to obtain an AED, we would love to recognise YOUR team as a team at the Heart of the Nation in the fight against sudden cardiac death.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a major cause of death in Australia and New Zealand

Each AED package will include:

  • 1 x 360P HeartSine Defibrillator
  • 1 x AED Resus Pack – Red Pouch containing Scissors, Razor, Wipes, Gloves and CPR Mask 
  • 1 x Waterproof Carry Case
  • AED Awareness Video
  • 1 x DRSABCD/AED Chart
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