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Blackburn Football League – Update


Blackburn Football LeagueCreative Support’s football league, in partnership with the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust, is  now halfway through its fourth season.

The football league, which takes place once a month at the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, seeks to address the isolation, stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health and emotional wellbeing. It also supports and addresses issues around drug and alcohol misuse, homelessness and social isolation. In an enjoyable community environment, the football league provides opportunities for participation in a 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 and endeavours to promote social interaction, community cohesion and partnership working.

The league includes teams from Café Hub, James Street Project, Calderstones, The Fountains, Creative Support Blackburn and Stockport, The Foyer, Kemple View, Asylum Seeker and Refugee Community, The Salvation Army, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and Everton Community Trust. Funding is in place to continue holding the League until 2015.

For more information on the league please contact Paul Hardman or Elliott Noble on 01254 664 975 or visit Blackburn Rovers Community Trust online.

 

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