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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