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Some of the schemes running:
- Extra Time
- Inside Right
- Imagine your goals
- Pompey Quit
A recent Imagine your Goals tournament
Five local teams and two teams from Everton recently took part in a football tournament to celebrate two years of the Imagine Your Goals project.
The project aims to use physical activity to improve social inclusion and well-being for people with, or who are caring for someone with, mental health problems, and help change public attitudes towards mental health.
The programme is funded by the Premier League and Comic Relief and is run in partnership with Time to Change.
The two teams from Everton came down to Portsmouth on Sunday, July 22 and were treated to a tour of the Fratton Park stadium on the Monday morning before the football tournament began in the afternoon.
Other local teams taking part included two teams from Portsmouth’s Imagine Your Goals project, one team from the Beneficial Foundation in Anson Road, a team from the volunteer charity Community Fusion and a team of volunteers from Portchester.
All the teams played each other in the competition to decide who went through to the semi-finals and then, ultimately the final.
All the participants received a medal and the tournament was eventually won by the team of volunteers from Portchester, who beat the travelling side from Everton 2-0.
The event was organised and manned by Pompey Sports and Education Foundation (PSEF) and the Pompey Study Centre who provided officials to referee the matches and the charities Time to Change and Headspace, who have supported the project since it started.
Louis Mack, PSEF’s Imagine Your Goals coordinator said: “The project is not just about football. It’s more about the social inclusion factor that it offers the participants and this tournament has proved how important that is. The participants have had a great day together and really feel part of something special.
"I would like to say a special thank you to Dominic Dowel and his team of volunteers from Time to Change who have supported me with the Imagine Your Goals project in Portsmouth for the last two years, and also to Leah Robinson and Joel O'Beirne from Headspace for their continued support. I hope we can continue to build on the great work that we have already achieved."
Participants from the Beneficial Foundation really enjoyed their games. Matt Heaney said: “It was good…amazing! We’ve been training on Mondays for this event and it was great to work with special people!”
Kieran Harris got a real buzz out of playing for his team and said: “It was good being part of the team. I scored and it felt great. It’s brilliant playing with all my mates I’m getting fitter and at the end I got a medal which was great!”