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Football For All

Introduction

Equality for All C.I.C. sponsors Sport 4 Health.  ‘Sport 4 Health’ is a service user led project facilitated by the Wellbeing Service Bradford aka Making Space.  This is a local organisation which provides support to people with mental health problems.

Geographical area covered: Bradford & District

Venue: Manningham Sports Centre

Target audience: Adults with a mental health problem
Aims of the Sport 4 Health project:

    To inspire people to work together to end discrimination surrounding mental health
    To break down barriers to participation and to promote social inclusion

Outcomes:

    To enable people with mental health conditions to have access to mainstream sport and leisure facilities
    To improve confidence and self-esteem for participants
    To improve participants’ physical and mental health

Description

Historically, the team trained weekly and participated withinan annual tournament.   Equality for All C.I.C. has recently secured additional funding from Sportivate which will enable the team to compete in regular tournaments and also to access regular coaching sessions from the staff at BradfordCity.  All participants have personal experience of living with a mental health condition.  The service users accessing Sport 4 Health have all reported barriers to accessing mainstream provision.  Sport 4 Health challenges the stigma surrounding mental health as well as promoting inclusive sport and breaking down barriers to participation.

Equality For All C.I.C has recently purchased new kits, enabling the team to establish themselves and create further team building as well as boosting self- esteem and confidence. Ultimately this will impact upon their performance and create a sense of ownership.

Please see the news page for further information regarding tournament dates etc.

Young People’s Football Project

Introduction

Equality For All C.I.C. has secured a partnership with BradfordCity enabling disabled young people to train with the Disability Football Club.  Training sessions take place every Sunday at Trinity Green Sports Campus, Bradford (10am-12pm).  A staff member from Equality For All C.I.C. provides support to young people accessing the project.  We are in the process of developing our own team to compete regularly in the tournaments.
The club is affiliated to the FA, Bradford City FC, BDSL & the GB Special Olympic Association.
Please see the following link for further information, including incentives for joining the club: http://www.bradforddfc.co.uk/
Please also see the news page for updates on this project.

Target audience: Disabled young people (aged 14-25 years).
If you would like to participate in any of the above projects, please contact Leanne Wright (please see the contact page for details).
If you are a professional and wish to refer a participant, please contact us.  We can also help with access needs such as travel etc.