Britain news Award for football team whose players have all faced child loss Breaking News

MetiNews.Com - An East Yorkshire football team made up of players who have all experienced baby loss or child bereavement has been honoured by a scheme that helps to champion

Britain news Award for football team whose players have all faced child loss Breaking News

MetiNews.Com - An East Yorkshire football team made up of players who have all experienced baby loss or child bereavement has been honoured by a scheme that helps to champion

Britain news Award for football team whose players have all faced child loss Breaking News
16 September 2020 - 18:08

Breaking News ! An East Yorkshire football team made up of players who have all experienced baby loss or child bereavement has been honoured by a scheme that helps to champion those who go above and beyond in the grassroots game. Sands United FC Hull and East Yorkshire has scooped Project of the Year 2020 in the FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards. Craig Spivey, founder and manager of Sands United FC, said: “It is a proud moment for us to be recognised as something so successful and supportive. “It’s a tangible sense of achievement, to know that what you do is working and that other people understand the importance of the team. “With Sands United you’re working in an area that arguably comprises the two biggest taboos in men’s lives, their mental health and losing a child. The Sands United team formed last year (Image: Sands United FC) “Being part of Sands, we understand and appreciate the support that is available, we know where the support is and how good it is, but this award takes that further. “It means so much to me because of that external recognition of the difference we are making and the support we are giving.” Craig, of Beverley, who set up Sands United with his friend James Kavanagh last summer, was helped by the Sands charity – Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society – when he lost his brother more than a decade ago. Players who join the team may have lost children, siblings or relatives and, through their shared love of football, will find shoulders to cry on and people to talk to, who understand their grief. Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles “There is no way I will tell someone who has lost a child, I know how they feel, because I’ve lost a brother, but there will be another dad who will know what they are going through,” said Craig. “I am probably more at the coping stage of loss now but some of the guys have had a loss this year. “People might be struggling to open up, there is no pressure to say anything about what they are suffering, but they should know we are there to make sure they are okay and to support them when they need it.

. The players commemorate their babies' all too brief lives by proudly displaying their names on their home and away shirts. On October 11, the team is looking forward to taking on the Hull City Legends team – it will be in the middle of Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020 - and is also actively developing its social side away from the football. “It was fitting to receive the award after our first year as a team,” said Craig. “It’s been really inspiring.” East Riding FA CEO Adam Lowthorpe said it had been “truly humbling” to see the amount of nominations for the awards and also to hear the incredible stories of dedication and effort. “The 2020 FA and McDonalds Grassroots Football Awards help the East Riding FA recognise those who go above and beyond to support the beautiful game in our county,” he said. Anyone who wants to join or contact the Sands United team can find them on Facebook @SandsUnitedHEY or on Twitter @SUFCHull_EYorks and there is more information on the website https://sandsunitedfchey.co.uk/ Visit sands.org.uk for more information on the Sands charity.

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Britain news Award for football team whose players have all faced child loss Breaking News


Britain news Award for football team whose players have all faced child loss Breaking News


Britain news Award for football team whose players have all faced child loss Breaking News


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