Sports First Aid Manchester

React First has expanded its highly popular sports first aid programme to Manchester. We run regular 1 and 2 day sports first aid courses for individuals to attend. We found that a lot of attendees were travelling down from the North of the UK to attend our London courses so we decided to save you the journey.

We have two different Sports First Aid Courses:

Pitchside Sports First Aid with AED Training - A 2 day course designed specifically to meet the needs of those responsible for first aid in a pitchside environment. The course covers all essential life saving first aid techniques as well as sports injury management and AED training, all of which are covered in the context of a pitchside environment. It is suitable for:

  • Physiotherapists and Osteopaths
  • Sports Coaches and Leaders in pitchside sports like Rugby, Football, Hockey etc
  • PE Teachers
  • Rugby and other Sports Club Members

Fitness First Aid - A 1 day course for those working in a sporting environment where the content of an Emergency First Aid at Work course doesn't cover things that it is likely they will be called on to deal with such as assessing and managing sports specific injuries and medical emergencies such as asthma attacks. It is suitable for:

  • Sports Therapists
  • Massage Therapists
  • Sports Coaches and Leaders
  • Group Exercise Instructors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Martial Arts

For the full course content, CPD accreditation details and for answers to some frequently asked questions visit our Sports First Aid page. 

Manchester Sports First Aid Venues

A range of weekday and weekend courses run at Bolton Arena, just North of Manchester. Courses run from 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Bolton Arena, Arena Approach Horwich, Bolton BL6 6LB.

Bolton Arena is situated in the Middlebrook Leisure & Retail Park, next to the Reebok Stadium. This is a great venue which is incredibly easy to access from all over the North.  it is just 300 metres from J6 of the M61 and 200 metres from Horwich Parkway railway station



Book Your Place Online

Dates for Sports First Aid Courses in Manchester over the next 6 months are in the diary so Click here to visit our full open course calendar to book your place. or call us on 0330 440 1211.


In-house First Aid Courses

We deliver courses nationwide. If you would like to organise an in-house sports first aid course for your group in or around Manchester please email your requirements to: or call us on 0330 440 1211. Prices for standard courses is listed on our prices page. If you have specific requirements just let us know in your email and we can tailor your quote.

React First is approved by the Awarding Organisation "ITC First" to deliver QCF and SQA First Aid Qualifications.


"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
"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