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WFC launches sports programme for mental heath trust patients
Watford FC has launched a scheme to help more people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities get involved with sport.
The club’s charitable arm. the Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust, has set up a programme available to all adult patients of the area’s metal health trust Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation.
The scheme offers participants the opportunity to take part in or simply watch sports like Football as well as badminton, short tennis, indoor curling, skittles and Boccia, a Portuguese ball game similar to bowels.
Gareth Jones from Watford FC Community Sports and Education Trust: “The ethos of the WFCCSET is to encourage more people to try sport and we are grateful to HPFT and our other partners for helping us to make the community sports health programmes happen.”
Sport Health Project sessions take place at the Hemel Sports Centre in Hemel Hempstead on Fridays and programmes start in September, January and March.