It was several weeks ago now that our beloved member and legendary Cricketer Shaye Spackman collapsed during a regular and unremarkable training session. New young club member James Green was one of the first on the scene. With his first aid and St John Ambulance volunteering background James took on the situation diligently and effectively to manage the people around him but most importantly to analyse Shaye’s predicament and apply life saving first aid. James delivered chest compressions for up to 20 minutes until Ambulances arrived. There is little doubt at all that if James didn’t take the actions that he did we would be left with an absolutely devastated Spackman family and Sporting Club.
These events have directly lead to the Sporting Club’s increased recognition of the great importance of personal first aid training and general preparedness for emergency situations such as the one involving Shaye. We are now taking steps to arrange first aid training for our staff and members but also have ordered a Defibrillator as precautionary equipment – equipment that we hope we will never need to use!
Yesterday James was deservedly presented with the Pride of Australia Medal which celebrates and recognises everyday Australian’s doing outstanding things. Look out for this coming Sunday’s edition of the Sunday Times for a full write up on the event that has brought to James and Shaye a life long bond.
On behalf of the Swan Valley Sporting Club and its members we thank and congratulate you James!
Fantastic news is that our 1st Division Cricket side has made the finals finishing 4th out of 14 teams! A great season by the lads and fantastic for us to have a taste of finals cricket once again! Next weekend we will be taking on the top side Balcatta.
Michael Griffiths is going to organise a bus to leave the valley at 11.45am on Saturday . It will cost $10-15 depending on numbers . It would be great to fill this bus and get as many people as we can down to Jones Paskin Reserve in Balcatta to support ours lads. Please be aware that it is a licensed premises so it would be greatly appreciated that no one associated with our club take alcohol.
Let’s get on board and get behind the lads and hopefully the valley can bring the premiership home.
If you’re looking for something to do on the afternoon of the 13th February keep in mind that the Swan Valley Cricket Club has its annual day to thank our Sponsors and Life Members. Swan Valley will be taking on Bassendean in what promises to be an entertaining game of top grade turf cricket. Of course all of our sponsors and life members are invited to attend the day where complimentary drinks and food is on offer.
Lets make it a great day and gather in numbers to support our cricketers on the day!
Swan Valley Cricket Club’s biggest fundraiser of the season is back again with the Quiz night on Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm. Details below. Hope to see you there!!!