Football. One of the most popular sports in the world, hitting headlines and creating international celebrities the world over. But football isn’t just about getting the ball in a goal – whether supporting or playing there’s loads of benefits to the beautiful game. Something Match Of The Dads knows well after raising over £2000 for CALM through their five-a-side league. We chatted to them to find out more.
Match Of The Dads is a football league in Norwich for dads in the area. The league was set up by Paul Godfrey to give fathers a place to let off steam, get fit, and make friends. Since 2017 the league has gone from strength to strength, and now has 84 players across 12 teams, giving our pa’s a supportive group of mates to guide each other through the journey of fatherhood.
Paul explains: “The dads involved with Match of the Dads are a support network for everyone involved. Being a dad is full of challenges – personal, financial, physical and mental. We have a number of chat groups on Facebook and people know that there will always be someone there to lean on when it’s needed.”