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TRIC hosts netball and football tournaments with Wirral Ways for Mental Health Awareness Week – News


Tranmere Rovers in the Community hosted a netball and football tournament today with Wirral Ways staff and service users for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Wirral Ways provide a free and confidential drug and alcohol service in Wirral and we have hosted football sessions with them twice a week for several years, also taking a team to represent both Wirral Ways and Tranmere Rovers in the community at Liverpool Homeless. The Football Club’s monthly Spirit of Merseyside League events.

Regular sessions are hugely beneficial not just for participants’ physical health but also their mental health, and today’s tour was a way of engaging both staff and service users together.

Ray Smith from Wirral Ways said: “We are here today because we believe sport brings everyone together and helps people with their mental health and overall physical health, so we created netball and football. We have our friends here from Wirral, Sefton and Knowsley.

“It’s a social activity that as Wirral Ways we’ve been running with Tranmere for many years, football but now we’re starting netball and with the wonderful Katie Owen, so hopefully we’ll have many years where everyone can play netball.”

You can hear from Ray and Marco from Wirral Ways via our YouTube channel below: