Thorne Colliery football club is set to launch a brand new community initiative aimed at improving men’s health and well-being.
‘Playing for Men’s Health‘ is a community football initiative that aims to help improve local men’s physical and mental health.
The club says the three aims of the programme are to provide a weekly opportunity for men in the local community to:
PLAY – get physically active again playing a sport you love.
LAUGH – enjoy socialising with people like yourself.
TALK – for anyone who may have found things difficult mentally over recent months, a chance to chat with others about how they’re getting on.
The club says each session will comprise small-sided games, approx 45 minutes in duration, followed by refreshments afterwards where everyone can socialise in a relaxed environment. The games will be played at a pace which suit the people involved, with the emphasis on making it fun and enjoyable.
First Team Manager James O’Neill (pictured) said “During lockdown many people found their physical and mental health suffered as a direct result of the restrictions in place, particularly those limiting physical activity and socialising.
“With these restrictions now easing, we want to use football as a way of helping people take a step back in the right direction both physically and mentally.
James added: “Developing the football club so that it serves the people in the local area and having a positive impact on our community is something that’s really important to us.
“We encourage anybody interested, young or old, to get in touch or come down and give it a try.”
The sessions are free of charge, open to men aged 16+ and will take place at 7pm every Wednesday down at the Moorends Welfare Ground, Grange Road, DN8 4NA. The first session will be on Wednesday 2nd June.
For any further information or to express your interest please contact James on 07851046611 or firstname.lastname@example.org