A service user football team from the Trust travelled to Prague to compete in the EASI Cup, Europe’s premier mental health football tournament.
The European Association for Sport and Social Integration (EASI) Cup takes place each year and is a pan-European mental health specific football tournament in which teams play over two days in a number of competitive fixtures.
Service users from the Trust were invited to take part after the football team Access 100, which plays in the Trust’s Good Mood Football League, won the Manchester mental health football league. A team made up of people who use mental health services in Kirklees and Calderdale was chosen to go, with a combination of Access 100 players and a Calderdale team that also plays in the Good Mood League. Three players from each team joined forces and were supported on the trip by Sabir Makda from Pathways day service in Kirklees and Debbie Nicholson from Calderdale inclusion support service.