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Football tournament aids road to recovery in Middlesbrough
5:43pm Friday 9th August 2013 in News
FOOTBALL teams made up of homeless players or recovering drug users and alcoholics have been pitting their skills against each other.
The tournament, at the Southlands Centre in Middlesbrough, attracted 25 teams from around the area with North East Athletic Middlesbrough coming out on top.
Organiser Alan Harrison, a reformed alcoholic, said: “It was a really good day made even better because our team won. The football was really enjoyable and all the teams seemed to enjoy the tournament.”
It has formed links with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough Homeless Football Club.
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