The CPFC Foundation Adult Mental Health football team, the Croydon Eagles, recently ran out winners in a round robin five team tournament in their first taste of the Surrey Community League.
The Eagles notched up three victories and a draw against teams from Kingston, Woking, Leacroft and East Surrey at the Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre last Friday, in the new league which has come about from the strong partnership between the Surrey FA and local charities working within the Mental Health Community.
The Croydon Eagles have developed weekly with football training sessions run in the CPFC Academy Dom on Wednesdays at 3.30pm. These are designed for men and women who have experienced mental health issues to help enable them to get the benefits, both physically and socially, of our great sport.
Football and other physical activities are crucial in helping people who have had mental health issues keep fit, feel a part of a team or squad, and provide a social environment with likeminded people.
For further details, or to discuss any part of our extensive Disability Pacific program, please contact Michael Harrington on 020 8768 6052 or MichaelHarrington@cpfcfoundation.org