Players and journalists debate ambulance availability

Players’ Union representative Garreth Carvell says he’d like to see an ambulance available at every game and has confirmed he will meet with the RFL to discuss the matter.

The issue has come to the fore after Swinton’s Will Hope suffered a serious injury, and faced ambulance delays.

Journalist Gavin Willacy Tweeted to suggest that English Football League clubs pay between £250 and £400 to have an ambulance and paramedic at matches.

But Carvell responded to suggest they cost roughly four times that amount.

“They’re £1,400 and there’s no requirement to have them at games with a crowd of under 5,000,” he said.

“I agree it should there should be an ambulance at every game, or at least on stand by if that’s even possible.

“I’m meeting with the RFL to discuss the investigation into exactly what happened and what can improve.”

Meanwhile, Carvell has suggested the number of games played by players was a contributory factor in the injuries suffered by Luke Gale and Kevin Brown.

“I have no doubt the recent injuries sustained to two prominent halfbacks last month have been influenced by the number of games these players have played over the years.

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