The aim of the football project is to offer a diversion from the day to day problems many of those who participate face. It helps those who are going through problems with substance misuse to stay ‘clean’ because of the physical nature of the activity. It keeps folk both mentally and physically fit therefor improving mental health issues. It also helps to improve literacy and numeracy skill through pricing pitch hire and working on tactics.
The football group meets once a week at Aberdeen Sports Village. This is a fantastic venue, indoors, with FIFA approved astro turf. The group learns to work together, as a team, and learns about mutual respect, handling aggression and how to play fair.