The ladies captain of Northampton Town Football Club has thanked the paramedics who were on hand to treat her after she collapsed during a match.
Becky McGeough, aged 21, started feeling unwell during a match between the Cobblers and Burton Albion Ladies’ last weekend.
After initially trying to battle her way through the illness, she then signalled to the touchline that she was feeling ill after 70 minutes, when she asked to be substituted.
However, moments after leaving the pitch, she collapsed and began having a seizure.
Becky said: “It was the 70th minute and I said to the manager I had to come off.
“I lay down in the shade because it was quite sunny. The next thing I knew there were six paramedics around me because I had had a seizure. I was taken to hospital and they had me all wired up and were doing tests.”
She said she was fortunate that the quick thinking of the side’s physio, as well as the close proximity of medical experts, helped her recovery.
Becky, of Colwyn Road, Northampton, said: “There was a game next to us and a boy had broken his wrist so the paramedics were really close. Our physio was great because he could see something was wrong.
“If they weren’t there I don’t know what would have happened because they said my breathing was irregular.”
Becky has since undergone a series of tests and has been told to take a short rest from training.
However, she is keen to thank the people who cared for her on the touchline. She added: “I’ve said thank you to our physio, but I couldn’t speak at the time so I want to say thank you to the other people who were there on the day.”