Up and down the country, people are buzzing with excitement and anticipation – the football season is back.
And while the professionals battle to climb the league tables, we’re enjoying a kickabout, too. Football is part of the weekly routine for over 1.6 million people in England alone.*
Ryan Gayler manages AFC Vardeanians Football Club in Sussex. When his son organised a last-minute friendly between the players from the club, Ryan turned up to watch. He’d hoped to show off his own footy skills with a few minutes of play time towards the end.
But 20 minutes into the match, a head clash stopped play. Ryan was called upon for a different set of skills – first aid.