League fixtures come to a climax in finale hosted at Tooting & Mitcham United Football Club.
During the course of the close-season, the South London Grassroots Football League hosted its annual finale, this year hosted at the home of Tooting & Mitcham United.
The London-based league, which was formed for adults with a mental health diagnosis, has been running since 2010. With one nine-team division, the league provides 7-a-side football for players involved, with games played on weekdays – both home and away – during the course of the season.
As the season reached its conclusion, the South London Grassroots Football League hosted the finale, which saw 10 teams in attendance to celebrate another fantastic campaign.
Played in good spirit throughout, the teams took place in group league fixtures, before the competition hosted semi-finals and the final itself. In that final game, Millwall Lions beat the host team, Warriors, 1-0.
All players went home with a medal and trophies were given out for league and cup winners, runners-up and individual accolades for the season and cup day.
Conor McBrearty, Disability Football Development Officer at London FA, said: “The South London Grassroots Football League is fantastic and it serves as a great opportunity for adults with a mental health diagnosis to get back into football, which in turn improves physical and mental wellbeing.
“Well done to all within the league committee for the amazing work they do to promote the league in London.”
If you’re interested in getting involved in the league, or want to know more information on mental health football, please contact Conor McBrearty, London FA’s Disability Football Development Officer, via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07834 049661.