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BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

As an award winning project, Match of the Dads has featured in the Media for the great work we've done so far. You can check out the videos and media below, as well as links to articles we have featured in. If you'd like to cover us in your publication, please get in touch with us

Match of the Dads football league helping Norwich fathers

A six-a-side football league is providing support for fathers in Norwich.

Match of the Dads encourages its members to keep physically fit as well as sharing support and advice about fatherhood. It also highlights the importance of exercise to mental health by donating a portion of membership fees to charity."

Published 20th August 2018

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Match Of The Dads are supporting each other through fatherhood

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.

Published 30th September 2020

Caring United: More Than A Game

Ashley Cole meets the founders of Match of the Dads who are using football to help support dads from all walks of life.

Published 22nd November 2021

EDP (Eastern Daily Press)

Football league brings together fellow dads on the pitch

One dad's idea to bring together fellow fathers on the football pitch led to the creation of a special Norwich football league.

Published 31st July 2018

Norfolk FA recognises its volunteers at awards evening

Some of the volunteers within Norfolk football have been rewarded for their efforts at Norfolk County FA's annual Volunteers' Awards Evening.

Published 11th September 2019

Team up with wellbeing service 'big step forward' for dad football league

A group set up to help dad's talk about the struggles of life and parenthood while enjoying football has teamed up with the region's wellbeing service to support its members further.

Published 6th July 2021

Football league helps dads manage challenges of fatherhood

Match of the Dads is a five-a-side football league and support group for fathers in Norfolk. As part of the East of England Co-op's #EastTogether campaign, in partnership with Archant, chief operating officer Adam Kemp explains how the beautiful game can help dads open up about mental health and depression.

Published 16th July 2021

Norfolk Football Association

Mental Health Awareness Week – Match Of The Dads

Match of the Dads are an FA affiliated 5-a-side football league for Dads in and around Norwich, playing at theFDC, Bowthorpe in Norwich on Monday evenings between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

From starting out as 12 unhappy, unhealthy, socially frustrated Dads meeting up on a Monday night to have a kick about, it has grown to a group of over 100 Dads who play football and socialise every week, whilst also raising thousands of pounds for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) male mental health awareness and suicide prevention charity to help Dads and others in distress get the support they need.

Published September 2019

Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney

Wellbeing Norfolk sponsor shirts for Norwich 5 a side league

Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney are the new shirt sponsor for Match of the Dads, 5 a side football league based in Norwich.

Published 16th June 2021

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