Heartbeat of Football
Deploy Football is proud to partner with Heartbeat of Football to help raise awareness of Heart Health. Quite simply, "No one should die playing the sport they love."
The charity has been on a long yet rewarding journey since 2015, when Andy witnessed his Forest Rangers FC teammate Matt Richardson die from a heart attack playing over 35’s football. Two days later his good friend, Peter Katholos (ex-NSL and Socceroos player) witnessed his Belmore Hercules teammate die the same way.
It was obvious that something needed to be done to stop these deaths at football grounds.
Heartbeat of Football (HoF), a not-for-profit organisation, was established in early 2016 by media personality and football enthusiast Andy Paschalidis as a direct result of these events.
The Heartbet of Football foundations mission is to have zero heart-related deaths on the sporting ground.
Heartbeat of Football promotes healthy hearts in sport via:
Awareness: player, participant & community education programs.
Prevention: minimisation of health risks - simple screening checks.
Action: "rescue-ready" defibrillators at all sporting fields around the country.
There are four action areas in which Heartbeat of Football acheives this:
How Can You Support?
Deploy Football is commited to ensuring we do our part to raise awareness to Heart Heath and assisting the wonderful work that Heartbeat of Football does in the football community. Together, we have some initiatives below including a one of a kind T-Spec Football, Merchandise and Football Jerseys with proceeds of each product going directly to supporting The Heartbeat of Football Foundation.
Heartbeat of Football T-Spec
Deploy Football in conjunction with Heartbeat of Football have developped a themed T-Spec football. This ball features the HOF insignia, four action areas and in the HOF red colourway. This football is avaialbe to purchase with proceeds of the sale of each ball going directly to the Heartbeat of Football Foundation.
Heartbeat of Football Merchandise Range
Deploy Football & Heartbeat of Football have and exclusive range of merchandise that includes, Polos, Hoodies, Jumpers, Playing Kits and even Fishing Shirts!
Proceeds of the sale of each item goes directly to the Heartbeat of Football Foundation.
5 a Side Jerseys
Do you have a 5 a side, Futsal or social team? Why not get your teammates together and wear the Heartbeat of Football x Deploy Kits? Our online platform allows you to select your name and number printed to your favourite design.
Proceeds of the sale of all jerseys go directly the Heartbeat of Football Foundation.
Book a Heart Testing Day
A Heart Health Testing Day is a great way to engage and support your club and community - it really is a fantastic way to give back and show them that you care about their health and well-being.