CHARITY MATCH RAISES £320!
Suicide is the biggest killer in men under 30 and local statistics reveal that a young male living in the Tameside area has a higher chance of taking his own life than many other parts of the country. This is often linked with the areas high unemployment, poverty and conviction rates. For this reason, issues cannot be tackled in silo. Whilst we campaign to bring young males together, we also offer support by signposting to specialist intervention services in the local area.
We really do believe in the power of men talking about their mental health but we know from our own experience that this isn’t easy to do and as therapeutic sometimes is spending time with friends. Furthermore, physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental health.
We want to make community football accessible to all but in particular to those who are the most vulnerable in our community and those who would benefit health-wise (mentally and physically) from being part of a team and those who may have come up against barriers in the past.
Over the past 18 months we have been working with partners to identify gaps and opportunities and are proud to have been able to support young men in the following areas:
-Asylum seekers and refugees
-Individuals in temporary and supported accommodation
-Individuals struggling with mental health
-Those who are socially isolated
We have over 60 lads currently on the team and are hoping to work with many more across 2021.
We currently compete in the following leagues:
We are extremely proud to announce that we will be a Kick It Out Equality Chartered Club for the 2020-21 season! As a chartered club, we have the Kick It Out logo on our new kits to showcase our dedication to making football a game for everyone.
Kick It Out is primarily a campaigning organisation which enables, facilitates and works with the football authorities, professional clubs, players, fans and communities to tackle all forms of discrimination. The campaign has been pivotal in persuading and supporting the game’s stakeholders to take their equality responsibilities seriously.
Over 25% of our team is made up of Refugees & Asylum Seekers and they have told us that in addition to playing a game they love, being part of our team has helped them to feel included in the community and improved their English...we've even taught them a bit of Manc!
We are honoured to announce that we have reached a new three-year sponsorship agreement with TMJ Contractors Ltd
We are delighted to be able to work with a great local company who have so much to offer the community and surrounding areas.Having sponsored our away kit last year, we are delighted to reveal that they are sponsoring both our home and away kit for the next three seasons!
Thank you Action Together for your support
Worn with Pride