Turning Point football team are going from strength to strength and currently sit in 2nd place in the BOBi (Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire inclusive) league, half way through the current season. The team has 4 regular clients, 2 staff and an ex-client playing at the moment, one of which have come through the treatment path and now is studying residentially at Ruskin College. He recognises the importance that the football sessions have in his recovery and that the recovery process is a holistic one and a healthy lifestyle is just as important as therapy.
In October we played in the annual Oxfordshire Social Inclusion Cup where we missed out on a spot in the semi finals by 1 point! This annual competition aims to raise awareness of people suffering mental distress and people experiencing homelessness. Streets Revolution CIC, in partnership with Oxford City, host this 6-a-side football tournament with teams from organisations working with people who are marginalized and socially excluded, alongside those from all parts of the community.
The event was a great success and enabled organisations to promote the work they do, encourage others to engage or signpost, and of course the participants had great fun!