To commemorate World Mental Health Day on Friday 10th October Northampton Town Football in the Community, in association with Northamptonshire FA, The Bridge Programme, The Professional Footballers Association, Changing Minds and MIND are launching their offer of professional football coaching sessions for anyone who wants to improve their physical and mental health alongside their football skills.
The sessions will be fun-based and for players of all abilities, with an opportunity to socialise following the sessions.
Coaching sessions will be held as follows:
Each Tuesday (from 7th October) from 1pm-2pm at Daventry Leisure Centre, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP at a cost of £2 per session.
Each Friday (from 10th October) from 11am - 12:30pm at the Racecourse, Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4LG at a cost of £2 per session.
Each Monday (from 3rd November) from 2.30pm - 3.30pm at Redwell Leisure Centre, Barnwell Road, Wellingborough NN8 5LP at a cost of £2 per session.
In addition to this dedicated coaching sessions will be provided for St Andrew’s patients over a ten week course.
“We are delighted to support this venture. We know football can help with not only a person’s physical fitness, but also their mental wellbeing as well. This is about giving people the opportunity to relax, have fun and to come together to meet and make new friends," said Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza.
“We hope we can make a positive impact in this area and I hope as many people as possible will come and join the club on these courses. Football can be a very powerful vehicle in breaking down barriers and we hope we can use that power to help those who require assistance.”
NTFitC were at the Racecourse Pavilion on Friday, joined by former Cobblers players, Terry Angus and Jason Lee (representing the Professional Footballers Association), to mark the start of these courses and to recognise a growing partnership uniting football and wellbeing in support of healthier communities.