Maddington White City’s Kurtis Rae and Sav Ferraro have received Community Hero Awards for the roles they played in saving the life of one of the club’s young players this year.
The quick reactions of keen footballer Ferraro and sports trainer Rae saved the life of club mate Bradley Golding, who had a cardiac arrest during a training session at Beeliar Oval in February.
Golding, who was 16 at the time, had collapsed after a drill and Rae and Ferraro performed CPR. He has since made a full recovery.
The Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Malcolm McCusker, presented the Community Hero Awards to members of the public and St John Ambulance Western Australia staff at Government House this week.
St John Chief Executive Officer Tony Ahern said the awards recognised people who had delivered exceptional first aid under extreme duress.
“These people have demonstrated acts of courage or exceptional judgment in putting the needs of others first and they deserve to be applauded,” he said.
“Particularly pleasing this year is the spread of ages among the winners. We have a four-year-old, teenagers and more mature people, which highlights the fact that anyone can learn and deliver life saving first aid.”