Brentford FC offers Heart Screenings in Memory of Club Sporting Director, Robert Rowan

Richmond & Twickenham Times, 9th of April 2019

Brentford FC has organised a heart screening event in partnership with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) in memory of the clubs sporting director, Robert Rowan. Robert passed away in November last year at just 28 years old due to a cardiomyopathy episode and the club has since sought to raise awareness of the condition together with CRY. The screening event will take place on Sunday May 12th at Syon Park as part of Brentford FC’s Community Sport Trust with the support of Robert’s wife, Suzanne. “We are proud to be making an impact on the lives of young people and playing a part in helping to prevent other families from experiencing the same devastating grief as we have, ” she said. According to Dr. Steven Cox, Chief Executive of CRY, “it is essential that anyone with a potentially fatal heart condition knows about it. Without this knowledge and appropriate treatment they could be putting their lives at risk as in 80% of cases there are no signs or symptoms. Sport itself does not actually cause sudden cardiac death but it can significantly increase a young person’s risk if they have an underlying condition.” Read More