The Caridon Foundation Eagles took part in a six a side tournament at Millwall to celebrate World Mental Health Day.
To help celebrate World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October the brand new Caridon Foundation Eagles, six-aside football team entered the Millwall Community Trusts six-a-side football festival at the Lions Den, in the shadow of The Den.
The Caridon Foundation offers housing-related support to its tenants that are deemed vulnerable within the community. We have teamed up with them since July to provide a weekly two-hour football session that offers their clients the opportunity to play football with likeminded people in a safe and friendly environment.
After only a few months of playing together, the side went straight into a tournament against teams that had been going for ten years or more. We played some fantastic football, winning three and drawing one of our four group matches. The semi-finals waited for the team, but the draw, unfortunately, saw the newest side in the tournament take on the veterans of the tournament. Unfortunately, we were up against the very experienced and robust L&Q Living who beat us on their route to winning the final.
The Caridon Foundation Eagles ended the daydreaming of what might have been Eagles but taking pride in the achievement of such a recently formed side playing such good football, working together so well and progressing so far in the tournament.
We would also like to thank Millwall for hosting the tournament and for their hospitality on the day.