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12 young people die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) every week in the UK alone. The cause? An underlying heart condition.  

Cardiac issues don’t only affect the elderly and overweight. In sport, those most at risk are under 35 and appear healthy.  

In part, that’s because football is so popular. As the nation’s favourite sport, millions of young people participate every year.  

In 2017 alone, at least six individuals experienced cardiac arrest in football, while training or playing. 

Get started by taking our digital module 'Sudden cardiac arrest: recognise and respond'.  It takes about 45 minutes and will accredit you with one hour of CPD.  

To begin, select the link below. Then, choose 'Access award'. You can either register or use your FA number to log in. 

Online module: Sudden cardiac arrest: recognise and respond 

To find out more about the module and cardiac arrest in football, watch this video: