Blackburn Mental Health Football League – Awards ceremony

 The My Life Mental Health Football League, funded by Creative Support and organised in partnership with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, recently held a presentation ceremony to honour their top teams and players of 2011.

The event took place on January 12th in the Legends Lounge at Ewood Park stadium, and trophies were handed out by Sweden international and Blackburn Rovers FC star midfielder Martin Olsson.

Café Hub, which supports people in recovery from drug and alcohol misuse, were crowned league winners, beating James Street Elite to the title on goal difference.

Gaz O’Hara (pictured left, receiving his award) of James Street Elite, which provides supported accommodation for people in Darwen, was named player of the year, and The Fountains Hospital, which specialises in psychiatric rehabilitation for men in Blackburn, picked up the team of the year award.

The Mental Health Football League provides opportunities for participation in friendly football competition, while further contributing towards encouraging and supporting individuals to make healthier lifestyle choices. It also seeks to promote self-confidence, self-esteem and peer support amongst service-users taking part, as well as social interaction, community cohesion and partnership working.

More information is available on the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust website or by calling Elliott Noble on 01254 296 256 or Paul Hardman on 01254 664 975.



4 Comments so far

  1. colin on January 31, 2012 11:51 pm

    hi paul who is west drive rangers where are they from

  2. colin on March 27, 2012 5:58 pm

    hi paul creative support tournament is at blackburn powerleague soccerdome 19th may 12-5 no lunch bring your own

  3. colin on May 17, 2012 12:27 am

    hi paul who is in the creative support tournament and which teams can you send me the fixtures please

  4. colin on May 20, 2012 3:02 am

    hi paul i believe you won this years creative support tournament 2012 is that true in the final with vicvale vikings from cumbria


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