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Earlsfield United FC: What's the impact of playing grassroots sports on your mental health?

​Sport and physical activity has long been used as a tool to improve mental, physical and social well-being.

The secondary effects bring health benefits such as psychosocial and personal development.

We asked Earlsfield United: What's the impact of playing grass roots sports on your health and wellbeing?

  • "Winning a game of football is a great feeling, and it’s all about seeing the benefits of the hard work you have put in to get there. If you don’t win, it’s about pulling together as a team and challenging yourself to be better, and reap the rewards of it."

  • "Playing competitive football alongside my mates continues to help both my physical and mental wellbeing, which seems especially important in the world right now."

  • "It’s all about being part of a team. Win, lose or draw, we support our teammates on and off the pitch. That sort of bond is a necessity to happiness in my eyes."

  • "Grassroots sports is the perfect equalizer to the more stressful and serious aspects of everyday life."

  • "It keeps me physically and mentally sharp and is a great way to let off steam."

  • "Playing grassroots sports is a great way of releasing stress, whilst being part of a club enhances your sense of belonging."

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