Coventry City host and win Big Lottery funded tournament design around mental health inclusion
Sky Blues in the Community (SBitC) invited local football club community schemes and other community services along to a 5-a-side tournament with a mental health focus earlier this month.
The tournament, funded by the Big Lottery as part of the InForm project, was aimed at showcasing the positive impact of physical activity on mental health and wellbeing as well as raising awareness of the locally run projects and support services for people facing mental health challenges.
Eight teams took part in the day on Wednesday, March 5th, with three representing Coventry City and the others from West Bromwich Albion (Sporting Club Albion), Wolves and St Andrews (Northampton), which was supported by Birmingham County FA.
Coventry City and St Andrews won their respective groups to face each other in a closely matched final. Drawing 2-2 until the final stages, Coventry City scored a last minute winner to make it 3-2 and take the title of tournament winners.
Hiedi Sloan, Sky Blues in the Community Health Manager said: “The day was a real success and highlighted the fantastic work that happens locally to support and raise awareness of mental health.
“Events such as this allow us to build and strengthen our partnership work, enabling us to provide effective and meaningful support for local people.”
Sky Blues in the Community deliver two sessions specifically for those with mental health considerations every week.
For more information about the times and locations of these sessions or other health projects delivered by Sky Blues in the Community, please contact Hiedi Sloan by Phone: 02476 786 314 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org