Founded in October 2020 by a group of fathers who have all lost a child Angels United FC is much more than just a football club. Not just for dads but for the whole family as it isn’t just fathers who are affected, it’s mothers, siblings & family who also experience the grief and that’s our ethos, being a source of support for all those people.
Angels United is aimed at supporting families who have lost a child. We want all people from different backgrounds, cultures, religions to feel that they can approach us with confidence when they are looking for that something positive in a time of darkness.
Football is a powerful social tool it can bring people together regardless of age, background or ability and we are using football to tackle the stigma of men’s mental health while helping all members of your family recover from losing a child. We aren’t just about having a kick about we are more than that we have a strong togetherness giving people someone to talk to, someone who will always listen and who may be able to offer some advice as they have been through what you have.
We have some ambitious but achievable plans for the next 18 months we are aiming to be able to provide a fully qualified mental health worker/counsellor who works on behalf of the club and is there when players feel they need that platform to speak about their feelings.
We want to become a registered charity and expand so that we can offer support to families all over the UK.
There are words such as ‘Widow’ for someone who has lost their husband, as far as we are concerned there is no word to describe someone who has lost a child, we call them family and want to be that shining light and safety net for families who reach out to us.
Losing a child at any stage of life can leave you feeling lost, empty & not knowing where to turn. Here at Angles United we want to help you get through the dark times and to see the light.