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Community tournament a success

5 September 2016

Community run tournament for mental health sufferers

Shrewsbury Town in the Community successfully hosted a tournament at Lilleshall National Sports and Conference Centre on Friday for people suffering with mental health problems.
Six teams took part in the tournament including Shrewsbury Town in the Community's 'Heads Up' team.
Teams from Wrexham, Chesterfield and Everton also took part with Wrexham coming out on top.
The day included an inspiring speech from one of Everton's project leaders who has suffered himself from mental health problems in the past.
Medals and trophies were handed out to all who took part and it is hoped that a similar tournament will be held next year.
Amy Edwards, Health and Inclusion Officer for Shrewsbury Town in the Community, helped organise the day and she believes it was a great success.
“It went really well,” said Amy.
“Our team came fifth out of six, but that's a great achievement and a lot of players scored goal who don't normally score.
“They really enjoyed the day. It was a chance for them to represent Shrewsbury Town in the Community, wear our kit and just to do something they enjoy.
“It's a nice way to get everyone together who face the same day to day challenges with mental health,” added Amy. 
Heads Up is a football session run by the Shrewsbury Town in the Community for people who suffer or have suffered with mental health problems.
The sessions take place every Tuesday 1-2 at The Lucozade Powerleague Shrewsbury, all welcome!

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