The Bulgarian Football Union has entered into an agreement to provide the Promote Medical emergency bags to their country team representatives in European club tournaments. Ludogorets, Levski, CSKA Sofia and Slavia have all now been provided with the Pro-Med Omnio bags, full equipped and with defibrillators.
President Borislav Mihailov’s initiative is to support their professional clubs and to meet the strict UEFA minimum pitchside requirements that are binding in all tournaments.
The first club to have the emergency bag was Levski. This happened at a special meeting between Dr Biser Bochev, a member of the medical committee of UEFA and Dr Georgi Iliev, a representative of the medical staff of the Sofia team at the Boyana National Football Base. Dr Bochev gave details about the equipment and unveiled the initiative to hold a certified UEFA training seminar for the doctors of the clubs in the Bulgarian professional football league in November. The course will be held at the Football House and will be on the topic “Emergencies in Football Medicine”.
Team leaders of the First and Second League teams will have the opportunity to learn about the behavioural algorithms for the different types of emergencies, to discuss all the possible scenarios related to the topic and to receive a certificate of participation. The seminar will be held by a highly-qualified medical team endorsed by UEFA.
In the next few months the Bulgarian Football Union intend to provide a further supply of Promote Medical bags to the other First League clubs in order to raise the overall standard of medical service for all matches in their league championships.