A special tournament at The Zone in Huddersfield has kicked off this year’s Good Mood five-a-side football league run by the Trust.
The league was set up last year to encourage people to get active and boost their social life whilst looking after their mental and their physical wellbeing, and this year’s initial tournament saw nine teams competing for first place.
The teams are made up of both staff and service users but it was Dewsbury team ‘Access 100’ that claimed the victory. All 5 players were delighted to be in the winning team after the first round of matches with one saying, ‘I’m really excited that the league has started again. I played last year too and really enjoyed it. It’s great being part of a team and I’m keen to get my fitness levels back up!’
League organiser and the Trust’s diversity and equality manager, Aboobaker Bhana said, ‘Exercise is good for everyone’s mind and bodies and the Good Mood football league will encourage our service users to keep fit whilst doing something fun and sociable. We hope that getting involved in the league will help those people with mental health problems to feel well both physically and mentally.’
If you want to find out more about the league, email Aboobaker Bhana.