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LIONESSES VS NORTHERN IRELAND EURO 2022 

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Yesterday we took 40 members of Kick Start FC down to St Mary's, the home of Southampton Football Club, to watch the Lionesses compete in their final group game of Euro 2022. Goals from Fran Kirby, Beth Mead and Alessia Russo helped the Lionesses see off Northern Ireland in spectacular fashion beating them 5-0. 

 

This was a great opportunity for us to bring participants of the Kick Start FC Football Therapy Sessions together and allow them to sit on the other side of the pitch and socialise with each other. For many of the group, this was their first ever experience of watching a live football game. 

Socialising and creating friendship is a huge pillar in maintaining positive mental health. Socialising not only reduces feelings of loneliness, but it also helps increase your sense of happiness and sharpens your cognitive skills.