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GMCL finds an expert all-rounder in Steroplast

GMCL finds an expert all-rounder in Steroplast

18 Mar 2019

Steroplast Healthcare is a Manchester based manufacturer and distributor of medical disposables, and diagnostic equipment. Steroplast have a healthcare range running into the thousands and are constantly expanding to meet the needs of a diverse customer base. The customer base of Steroplast covers seven different market sectors: Emergency, Hospital, Sport, Veterinary, Medical, First Aid and Retail.

As the Steroplast range of sports first aid and medical products grows ever-wider, they’re working with more and more sports clubs and individuals. Steroplast already support several local teams, and – as from the start of the 2019 cricket season – will be an official partner of the Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL). Steroplast couldn’t be more delighted. It’s a perfect opportunity to work directly with the clubs in the league in order to understand their needs and develop solutions.

Established as recently as 2016, the GMCL has grown rapidly. Already boasting some 86 clubs with 220 teams between them. Supporting open-age competitive cricket across the Greater Manchester area, the league is constantly introducing new and better ways of improving communication and administration, while maintaining a focus on quality, health and safety, and discipline.

Steroplast and GMCL: Perfect partners

Why? Simple. Because, in sport, injuries come with the territory. And this especially true when cricket balls are being thrown at you at speeds of up to 100 mph! This means that every club must have an instantly-available and fully-stocked first aid kit, which includes bandages, wound wash, sterile wound dressings, as well as all equipment needed for treating wounds. With a high possibility of impact injuries, a stock of ice packs should also be included.

And that’s far from all. Players also need strapping and supportive tapes – and lots of it – for use before, during – and possibly after – games. These provide support, improve stability and prevent injury. Steroplast zinc oxide, EAB and Kinesiology tape can all assist in relieving pain and helping to support an injured area. Many players also use rigid tapes on their fingers, to distribute the impact when catching the ball, so this must also be available to teams.

Of course, a team’s medical needs don’t end at the boundary – every clubhouse should have fully stocked first aid kits for spectators and visitors. Evacuation and immobilisation equipment should also be on-hand in case of emergency, and an on-site defibrillator is a must.

“Steroplast is an obvious partner to the league, with its expertise in medical products,” said Kieran Coe, Commercial Director at the GMCL commented. “We would like to thank the company for its kind and generous support.”

Team’s currently playing within the GMCL can take advantage of our new partnership. Steroplast will work with clubs to understand the needs of the club and it’s players’, develop solutions and provide high-quality market-leading products. Steroplast want to help clubs prepare for the new season, by providing access to vital first aid and medical supplies. What’s more, GMCL members qualify for discounted rates and special offers throughout the season. Call Steroplast on 0161 902 3030 and speak to Andrew Watson – you can arrange to come and visit Steroplast, or Andrew can come to you, to discuss how Steroplast can help.

Andrew said, “We’re really looking forward to working closely with GMCL in the coming season(s), and helping cricket clubs around Greater Manchester.”

18 Mar 2019