Exeter City Football in the Community and Argyle Community Trust launched their Every Player Counts programmes in January 2017, with a Mental Health Football Tournament in Plymouth.
As part of the Every Player Counts launch, the current mental health Football sessions at both clubs were invited to Home Park, Plymouth Argyle for a stadium tour, buffet lunch followed by a Football tournament at Goals Soccer Centre, Plymouth.
Josh Grant, Plymouth Argyle Health & Disability Officer commented on the success of the event; “Today was an important day for both Plymouth Argyle and Exeter Community Trust’s – the tournament hosted by Argyle Community Trust saw participants across Plymouth and Exeter enjoy a stadium tour, buffet lunch and football tournament.
“The whole event was very inclusive and provided opportunities for all participants to remain active, be social and grow confidence. Credit to all of the participants for ensuring all of the matches were played in good spirits.”
The Every Player Counts programme, funded by the Wembley National Stadium Trust will develop further opportunities for people with disabilities in Devon.
The funding has enabled Exeter City Football in the Community and Argyle in the Community Trust to fund a disability officer in each club which will enhance their current Disability Football programmes with new specific Downs Syndrome, Amputee, Female, and Mental Health and Deaf Football sessions.
To find out more about the Every Player Counts programme visit – http://www.efltrust.com/projects/every-player-counts/
If you live in Plymouth or Exeter and would like to find out more about Disability Football in your area please find the below contacts:
Argyle in the Community Trust
Plymouth Argyle Health and Disability Officer
T: 01752 562561 ext 4
M: 07961 588378
Exeter City Football in the Community
Exeter City Football in the Community Disability Officer
M: 01392 255611