Laurence Maguire has been named as Chesterfield FC’s CSALS champion.

Laurence will represent CSALS in local schools in visits organised by Chesterfield FC Community Trust.

Commenting on his new role, Laurence said: “I think that more people need to start getting involved in first aid training and I am very happy to be associated with CSALS.”

After completing the free online first aid course, which is provided by CSALS in partnership with Virtual College, the 24-year-old defender said: “It’s a really good course, which is very helpful. It’s easy to follow and I’ve learned a lot from it. I’d urge anyone to do the course.

“I’d feel more confident about being able to administer first aid now. I’ll be honest and say that I wouldn’t have really known what to do previously but since doing the course I feel that if anything occurred now where someone required first aid, I’d be able to help.”

Dr Cheryle Berry MBE, chair of CSALS, said: “We are delighted that Laurence has accepted our invitation to represent CSALS.

“As someone who went to school in Chesterfield and graduated from the club’s academy to become a first-team regular, he is a great role model, and we look forward to working with him.

“We are also grateful to Chesterfield FC and Chesterfield FC Community Trust for providing us with valuable support.”

CSALS has a proud association with Chesterfield FC. A Guinness World Record was set by the organisation at the home of the Spireites in 2016 when 1,795 people participated in a first aid lesson.

To do the course, which teaches basic first aid skills and takes around 45 minutes, please click on the following link:

*Laurence is pictured with Debra Johnson, CSALS’ community facilitator.