- Written by Walter Pless
- Published: 28 July 2013
Photo: Tim Undy in the treatment room at Warrior Park [PlessPix]
Southern Premier League
Nelson Eastern Suburbs 4 (R Mills 2, A Cronk, A Reason) beat New Town Eagles 0
NTC 0 lost to South Hobart 7
Malian international Sekou Camara died of a heart attack yesterday at training with his Indonesian Super League club, Pelita Bandung Raya.
The club’s physiotherapist and players attempted to resuscitate Camara, but were unsuccessful.
The 27-year-old striker was taken to hospital but was dead on arrival.
He was well-known in the Indonesian Super League as a tricky and difficult opponent.
He made his single international appearance for Mali in 2009.
Tasmania had a near tragedy earlier this season when Tilford Zebras’ women’s player Martine Delaney suffered a heart attack at KGV Park during a game.
It was only the swift action of team-mate Kate Chambers, a police officer, that saved Delaney’s life.
It’s wonderful news, therefore, that Tim Undy, Olympia Warriors’ Victory League squad trainer and first-aid man, has bought a defibrillator to add to his bag of medical tricks.
“This will aid me in an extreme emergency,” Undy said.
“Players young or old can have a heart attack.
“Ambulances can take time to get to grounds and it can be too late.
“It’s good for clubs to be aware that I have the equipment with me at games.”
Tomorrow evening at 7pm at Warrior Park, Undy and paramedic Andrew White, the founding director of the organisation “Defib your Club, for Life”, will give an hour-long training presentation to Olympia Warriors personnel on the use of the defibrillator.
White has already saved the life of one young man with the aid of a defibrillator and he has been nominated for Australian of the Year.
I’m sure that Undy would be happy to give details of the equipment and of how to obtain it to other clubs if they approached him.