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A sad farewell to Sport 4 Thought

Wednesday 26th April was a very emotional day for the participants and wives of the Sport 4 Thought [S4T] programme. The project has been retired after running for 5 years due to a lack of funding and reduction in referrals. Notts County FC Football in the Community have funded S4T for the last year using money raised [...]
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Goals for Life receives a visit from Alan Smith and Elliott Hewitt

The Alderman White School, which has recently received the OFSTED rating of Good, and in March hosted 2 special guests who were invited to attend a celebration of achievement by the Notts County supporter, Student Support Mentor Sam Neal. Alan Smith (former Manchester United and England) current player/coach at Notts County Football Club alongside his teammate [...]
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Helen has become so much more confident and independent that she recently purchased a moped

Football in the Community’s mental health programme helps fan recover from nervous breakdown

Helen (left) with Project Coordinator Claire Wilmott After suffering a nervous breakdown in 2015, Helen Key relapsed a couple of times and she says it took her the best part of those two years to feel ‘like a normal adult’ again. She was referred to a social worker, with whom she began recovery sessions. Whilst [...]
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The Positive Goals League received a visit from the Continental Cup winners Nottingham Panthers last week

Betteridge lends some support from the side-lines A snowy Thursday 10 February hosted a Positive Goals League tournament at Harvery Hadden Sports Village. Funded by Nottinghamshire FA and the Nottingham Disability Football Family, Football in the Community organised 7 mental health football teams to come together and play a friendly 5-a-side tournament. Teams AMH, ANCIL [...]
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Dementia project hosts international academic visitors from the Interim Academy Summer School

On occasion Football in the Community's projects receive visitors from abroad to see how they deliver their projects and what practices the visitors can take back to their own Country. Last week FITC's Working Age Dementia project had a group of visitors from England and Holland who were in Nottingham for a conference. They were delighted with [...]
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Nigel Plant

Positive mental health results allow local football charity to make important new signing

The impact made by Football in the Community on the mental health of men and women from Nottingham has enabled the club to make a new, significant “signing” to add skill and experience to the team’s successful work that is already being delivered. Dr Nigel Plant has recently joined Notts County FC Football in the Community [...]
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