[me]United, the winners of the Community Project of the Year accolade in this year’s Liverpool FA Grassroots Football Awards, are launching a women’s [me]United sessions, commencing on Thursday 23 August.
Taking place at Halewood Leisure Centre between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, the sessions will see football played in an all-inclusive, friendly and fun environment, with sessions free for the first four weeks.
[me]United is aimed at people that are suffering from, or have suffered from, any type of mental health issues. Based within a football environment, the concept is that people of any ability are able to come along twice a week to sessions and take part in football in a way that it non-judgmental, supportive and fun.
[me]United has grown massively, with between 30 and 40 participants taking part in each session. With [me]United, there is no need to be referred by a doctor or service provider. Everybody is welcome to attend; it is inclusive for everybody.
Mark Horlick, Disability Football Officer at Liverpool County FA, said: “[me]United currently have three mixed football sessions across Merseyside and they are aimed at participants who suffer from mental health illness or for anyone who would like to improve their mental wellbeing.
“Having recently won our Community Project of the Year award and with an increase in the number of women wishing to get involved, it’s great to see the launch of a women’s only session.
“For any women who want to have fun, get fit, socialise or improve your mental wellbeing, then this is a great project to get involved in.”
For anybody wishing to get involved, register a place by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org