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Playing Fifa for mental health

Playing Fifa for mental health

Tuesday 27 September 2022

Playing Fifa for mental health


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A local football mental health project aims to bring even more people together through a love of football, only this time they’re swapping the boots for controllers.

‌Wednesday Night FC who has been running since 2016 and began fielding an 11 a side team following lockdown in 2020 are now hoping to use Esports to get people connected with the help of the Jersey Gaming Hub.‌

Their first Fifa tournament which is open to islanders that are 14 or over, will take place this Friday September 30th from 7pm with an entry fee of £10. Prizes are up for grabs and Director of Football Adam Grocott hopes it becomes a new way for people to socialise.

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“Esports has to be the most diverse sport in the world as there’s no barriers of age or gender and so many games can be accessible for all.”

Through their drop-in sessions, the club currently offer 4 hours of physical activity a week for both male and female players.

Add to their monthly mental health drop-in sessions, the club now definitely feels more like a mental health project as much as it does a football club and they have no intention to slow down in their growth and hope that this could start a new exciting time for the project.

“We’re starting out with Football and have got some creative ideas to keep the competition going past this Friday, but in the future, we’d definitely consider other sports and who knows, perhaps Rocket league is the next natural progression.”

For any further information on the tournament the club recommend following them on Instagram, twitter or TikTok @officialwnfc and if people want to sign up to participate then simply click here.

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