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What we do

Football Sessions:

We provide six football sessions a week based in Redbridge and Waltham Forest for adults and young people. All sessions take place outdoors on 3G artificial turf pitches.

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Further information about each session is available on our Downloads page.

 

Venue details:

Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow Bing Map Link

Fairlop Oak Playing Field, Forest Road, Hainault, Ilford, Essex, Bing Map Link

Score Centre, 100 Oliver Road, Leyton, Bing Map Link

How do I get involved?

There is a short referral form to complete which can be downloaded from this site.  This can be completed by a health care worker involved in your care and if you do not have one please contact Sonia Smith for further information on 07538 101450. There is no waiting list or cost involved so providing that you have no current health risks, you can start attending as soon as you have been assessed.

We accept referrals from within Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest primary and secondary mental health and drug and alcohol services.

If you do not want to start playing in the session straight away you can come and watch, socialise or attend our social activities such as going to watch Leyton Orient FC matches.

Social Inclusion

Whilst the main activity is football, the real goal is about social inclusion as many of our participants have experienced discrimination, unemployment, poor physical and mental health and a lack of social networks and support.  Participants attending the sessions typically feel a real sense of belonging and self worth and this helps in their road to recovery.

Case Studies

We have had many success stories with our players attending the project for a variety of reasons. Most want to improve their fitness and health, make more friends, improve their football skills or achieve a vocational goal.