The FA Accredited semi-professional Wessex Football League, with membership of 40 clubs covering Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight, has announced a partnership with Wessex Cancer Support.
The partnership builds on Wessex Football League’s commitment to raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing programmes throughout its footballing community. It will promote our support services through its website, social media, newsletters and award-winning radio show on Awaaz FM. The Wessex League will also host a pre-season charity match between its Premier League Champions and League Cup winners, preceded by a pre-match lunch.
Nick Spencer, Chairman of the Wessex Football League, said:
“We were really impressed with the charity when they gave a presentation about their work at Eastleigh FC. We represent 40 clubs who collectively have in excess of 600 teams competing at many levels; from under 5s to open age, all genders, disability, veteran and walking football. Partnering with them immediately felt like a natural fit for the League. Cancer affects so many of us and we’re delighted to be partnering with a charity that can provide valuable free and local wellbeing support through our footballing community.”
Sally Hillyear, our Fundraising & Marketing Director, said:
“It’s a real honour to have been recognised by the Wessex Football League as a charity that can empower anyone affected by cancer in their footballing community to access wellbeing support if they need it. Quite often, people affected by cancer experience thoughts and feelings they’re not used to. You might not feel like you can discuss them with your team mates or family, and we’re here to provide a safe space to process what you’re going through.”