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"I completed a 7 hour Sports First Aid course for Sports, Exercise & Fitness at Russell Square London. Many thanks to Charlie for being an excellent instructor, who managed to deliver a lot of information in a short amount of time. All was delivered in a very professional way & making everyone feel comfortable & at ease in the classroom. Very nice venue located about a 2 minute walk from Russell Square tube station. I would highly recommend React First to other professionals who want to update their skills & learn more or a beginner just starting out. Also want to thank Michelle for advising me on what course to do & a big thanks for the very fast email responses, which was very much appreciated. Thank you"
Anne Sillett - Personal Trainer
     
"This was the best first aid course I've ever been on (this is my 4th course)!Will recommend to friends and colleagues. Thanks for a very informative and hands-on day."
First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness Attendee
     
"This was my third time taking a first aid course and I thought it would be another one of those 'boring' days. I was pleasantly surprised how great it was. I loved the fact that there was A LOT of interactive exercises. Both tutors, Charles and Luke were brilliant."
First Aid for Sport, Exercise and Fitness Attendee
     
"Thank you again very much or helping me organise myself and take part in the Pitchside first aid course which was brilliant. Has been very helpful lately with all the football I have been doing. Has given me a confidence to be part of the team that my other first aid certificate didn't. It was a brilliant crowd and I learned from everyone I worked with over the weekend. Thanks again for all your help and congratulations on running a great course. Will be back in 3 years!"
Mandy - Massage Therapist
Guernsey Football Club
     
"The PSFA course has been both, an opportunity to become more confident with First Aid procedures (not only in sport) and also a chance to improve my English. So I should pay twice probably ... I hope not! What I really appreciate was the method direct, effective and immediately put into practice with simulation, continuous feedback and challenging situations."
Alessandro - Physiotherapist
Pitchside Sports First Aid Course attendee
     
"The course was fantastic. Jenny (the other one) was brilliant and took the course at a great pace, made it relevant to the coaches and ensured that we all had a full understanding before moving on with different topics. We would recommend her highly! Thanks for your help with organising the course. I will be sure to pass your details to our other members with a recommendation."
Lucy Llewellyn, Performance Administrator
Scottish Golf Union
     
"As the Regional Director of the London area for Sports Xtra and a former tutor of Sports First Aid Course via NSMI with accreditation through the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, I believe there is a great need for a first aid course that focuses on sports injuries and their treatments and return to play or training.Currently, there is a gap in the field of first aid for sports which needs to be filled. After observing a course taught by React First ltd, I believe that they are the company to achieve this. I fully support their Sports First Aid course as the course that will fill that void."
Andrew Franco, Regional Director (London)
Sports Xtra
     
"React First has been training my students at the North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) regularly for the last five years.  During this time I have had consistent positive feedback.  It is delivered in a way that is specific to the students and practical.  Attendees report that they found it very worthwhile and fun.  Consequently I have increased the frequency of courses and the number of attendees on them.  I have been impressed by the instructor''s ability to adapt to the needs of the student, making their learning needs a priority.  React First is reliable and professional in all aspects, from their courses to administration."
Susan Findlay - BSc, RGN, Dip SMRP, MISRM
NLSSM
     
"Hot Bikram Yoga enjoys regular 1 day first aid training sessions for all their staff. React First have always been a pleasure to work with and we are enjoying out ongoing relationship with them.React First have taylored the course to make sure the training sessions suit our needs. The staff at Hot Bikram Yoga always come away feeling enthused and confident that they are better equipped to deal with first aid situations. The sessions are enjoyable and informative and the staff are really supportive. They have also been happy to answer any follow up questions.Many thanks to all the staff at React First and we look forward to our next training session with you!"
Olga Allon
Hot Bikram Yoga
     
"I found the day both enjoyable and worthwhile and feel that I gained a valuable experience in first aid, more so than on previous courses.  The continual peer assessment was very effective as I feel that I developed a deeper understanding! I also think the manual that we were given is a great document to refer to if ever in need."
Emma Kennett, Sports Massage Student
     
"I enjoyed the way in which the course was presented and the fact that we were having to apply our knowledge to changing scenarios every time. By the end of the course we had been given lots of opportunity to practice how we should respond to different scenarios.I also enjoyed the number of different feedback mechanisms that were utilised throughout the course. Going outside was particularly relevant!"
Dean Seeliger - Senior Sports Lecturer
Hartpury College
     
"Thank you for an excellent course which has thoroughly prepared me for becoming a sports first aider for trauma management in a multitude of different sports and environments.No other course that I attended has provided me with so much practical application and practice which has inevitably left me more than confident in dealing with scenarios which would ordinarily be beyond my physiotherapy ‘comfort zone''.I will definitely be recommending your course to my physiotherapy colleagues who have an interest in sports. Thank you."
Lisa Newey - Sports Physiotherapist
     
"Having read through the testimonials on your website, I can only agree with the comments made. As a regular pitch-side mother, and a practicing paediatrician, I feel duty-bound to attend to any first-aid situation. However, no matter how in-depth one''s medical experience is within a hospital setting, it is very hard to feel prepared when out of the hospital comfort-zone, and away from your team and advanced equipment.I feel that by attending your course I have acquired the capability to make immediate first-aid decisions and have consolidated my existing knowledge with a fantastic new set of skills.I feel much more prepared for the new rugby season and feel able to respond to any number of potential injuries thanks to your ALS-style teaching and scenario practicals.I would, and will, strongly recommend any of my hospital colleagues to attend your course if they are spending time watching or coaching their sporting children as I have no doubt that many of them are volunteered as ''the doctor'' without having the necessary Incident management training behind them."
Dr Clare Edmonds - Paediatrician and Pitch-side first aider
Chippenham RFC
     
"As part of our clubs personal development, 10 of our coaches, instructors and senior members undertook the one day Sport First Aid course. After careful consideration of several course providers, Gurumu Taekwondo decided to use React First - we were not disappointed.As the Chief Instructor of the club and Head Coach at competitions I was keen to ensure that my team was suitably equipped with the knowledge, skills and the confidence to deal with any unexpected emergency situations. In a full contact sport, such as Taekwondo, accidents can be frequent - the course instilled in the participants the confidence to manage any situation effectively.We, as a team, were impressed by React Firsts'' accreditations, their organisation and regular contact prior to the course, their knowledge and most of all the understanding and professionalism with which the course was delivered.The 7-hour course was well structured and the day passed quickly. Throughout the day my team were motivated from start to finish through the interactive exercises we engaged in, and with the messages hopefully well embedded in our minds. Thank you to Charles and Jenny for a job well done.STOP A-ASSESSWe definitely will be using React First again."
Mr SivaKumar Renganathan - Chief Instructor
Gurumu Taekwondo
     
"University of London Union Sport prides itself on the variety courses that we can provide to our students at a great rate, which will not only benefit their careers but also benefit themselves and the community. The courses that React First provides to us, in specific the Sports and Outdoor First Aid Courses, are tailored to individual needs and requirements whilst also ensuring that all the essential requirements are met. The feedback from our students has been extremely positive for all the courses run by React First.On the administration side, the team of Jenny and Charles are always extremely efficient whilst remaining a pleasure to deal with. I hope that ULU Sport and React First can continue their partnership for many years to come and we would definitely recommend them to anyone for their professionalism and excellent service."
Karl Cummin, ULU Sports Administrator
University of London
     
"Working in a sporting capacity I was keen to undertake a first aid course particular to the requirements of the industry. The sport first aid course created by React First does just that, offering thorough, expertly tailored training that covered all aspects of first aid within a sporting context, with the unique possibility of additional areas of input as requested by individual participants and/or organisations.The approach to teaching was clear, methodical and patient, which greatly helped in mastering some otherwise challenging concepts, leaving me fully confident in my abilities to implement potentially life-saving first aid, whether on or off the pitch.I have and will continue to encourage others in the industry to undertake this highly recommended sports-specific first aid training with React First."
Marvin Wratten, Sports Osteopath
     
"I found the React First Sport Course very valuable for me as a physiotherapy student. I have become more aware and competent in how to carry out emergency first aid in sports and on the side line. The two day course was diverse, challenging and above all fun. The professional communication and performance skills I learned will no doubt further develop my physiotherapy training. Prior to the course I was unsure of how to respond in an emergency situation however now due to the practical and theoretical expertise offered I feel I am competent to manage an emergency incident both on an off the sports field.The practical training I received was extremely useful. The educator mimicked real life scenarios introducing an element of pressure in order to teach us how to react to the unexpected, non text book situations. Previous first aid courses I have attended never incorporated this and I found it both unique and most beneficial. From the practical training I felt I learned to communicate effectively with others, enhance my leadership skills in directing and delegating roles for help to bystanders whilst remaining calm, prioritising the casualty's management and above all being confident in the emergency action I was carrying out.The course has taught me the importance of personal and public safety. Managing airways, breathing problems and various injuries and emergencies in both the young and the old is applicable in every situation which will further my development as both a first aider and a future physiotherapist. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to do First Aid for a sports club as the training I received has taught me a skill for life:  The skill to help and save others."
Alison Kelly, Physiotherapy Student