Football programme proving a great success

Watford Football Club’s Community Sports & Education Trust are working in partnership with Cygnet Hospital Harrow to deliver a multi-sport programme to service users at the hospital.

Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust is a registered charity and receives funding the Premier league and BT to increase opportunities for people with a disability to enhance physical activity and sports, to improve life skills and run new programmes where there are gaps.

The CSE Trust originally approached Cygnet Hospital Harrow in May 2017. After meeting the team the first session was held at the beginning of June. Since then sessions have been held on a weekly basis at the Cedars Youth and Community Centre in Harrow Weald. The sessions are facilitated by Cygnet Hospital Harrow’s Fitness Instructor Rachel and Watford’s football coach, Ben.

The Cedars Youth and Community Centre is managed by Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust (the Trust). The centre has state of the art facilities including an outdoor 4G Astroturf pitch, an indoor sports hall, a social space, a community gym and much more.y

Service users have the opportunity each week to have input on what they would like to do. Each session starts with a register, a talk through the session, warm up, full session, cool down followed by a discussion on how the service users felt the session went. So far the sessions have proved to be a huge success with service users. Below are just some of the words selected from their feedback.

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