The FA might consider committing ambulances to women’s games following the incident of giving up Sunday between Charlton and Manchester United for medical reasons.
After a collision, Charlotte Charlton needed oxygen and treatment from both doctors, but it is known that she waited more than 20 minutes for an ambulance because there was no one on the scene.
Charlton has since announced that the player has left the hospital with “badly injured ribs and sternum”.
When contacted by Telegraph Sport, the FA refused to supplement his Sunday night statement, which states, “The FA Women’s Championship has strict medical requirements for the match day and we are currently communicating with both clubs to discuss more Incident to learn report of the referee. “
However, they confirmed that it is not mandatory to have an ambulance in women’s Super League or championship games. This was agreed after consultations with the clubs before the season, but can be changed before the 2019/20 season.
However, some of the women’s Super League clubs offer one – if contacted by Telegraph Sport, Yeovil, Manchester City, Birmingham City and Chelsea, they said they have at least one ambulance at their home games – but there are a number of clubs in The second league that does not do this, including Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Aston Villa and Lewes.
Villa Ladies referred Telegraph Sport to earlier FA instructions that said, “It is not compulsory for an ambulance to play WSL at FA or at the women’s championship games. However, some clubs choose to have one. This is the agreed approach after consultation with the clubs before the start of the season. It will be discussed and discussed again with the clubs before the beginning of next season. “
Crystal Palace spokesman said, “CPLFC complies with our licensing agreement and FA requirements. There is no need for an ambulance to attend the FA Women’s Championship matches. However, we have a fully qualified and practicing physician who is supported by a medical team and provides a comprehensive kit that ranges from basic injuries to comprehensive trauma treatment. “
A spokeswoman for Sheffield United said, “It’s not mandatory that an ambulance be worn at the FA Women’s Championship games, but we take the safety of players and spectators seriously. For home games of Sheffield United Women we provide a club doctor, paramedics and extensive medical equipment and regularly review our practices. “
The FA WSL and Women’s Championship competition rules state that clubs must provide emergency equipment “to accommodate at least one spine, collar, rupture rails, crutches, stretchers, oxygen and a defibrillator.” There is no ambulance required.
The EFL crowd crowd safety rules for the men’s game read as follows: “Clubs must ensure that they make adequate provision for the provision of crowd doctors, paramedics, ambulances and other medical facilities as well as appropriate emergency plans in accordance with the EFL Safety Certificate according to the provisions of the Sports Safety Act of 1975. “
The safety criteria for the reasons for the Super League and the Women’s Championship are more closely aligned with the Men’s Men’s League. Both state: “If less than 2,000 people are expected, well-known and practiced precautions should be taken to summon both a doctor or NHS outpatient alternative. “You must all submit a medical emergency plan or a MEAP containing” medical emergencies for match day training and competitions “.
On Monday, Charlton Women released an update on Kerr’s condition saying, “Kerr was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. After the results of a scan, Charlotte left the hospital. She was left behind with severely injured ribs and sternum. She is now being treated by the Charlton Athletic Women’s Medical Team, which will help her recover.
“Medical teams from Charlton Athletic Women, Manchester United Women and Rescue Services have been able to prevent a serious incident from getting worse.”