Incorporating the Staffordshire County League (Founded in 1900) & the Midland League (Founded 1984)
The SCSL and Men Unite come together to form a ground-breaking partnership in grassroots football.
We are delighted to announce that Men Unite and the SCSL have joined forces and agreed to work in partnership for the coming season and hopefully for many years to come. The main aim of this partnership will be to raise awareness of mental health wellbeing, particularly for men, amongst who, there as many as 90 suicides each week.
As part of this ground-breaking new partnership, the SCSL are proud to announce that for the coming season our teams will be playing in the following competitions
Men Unite Premier Division
Men Unite Divison One
Men Unite Division Two
Men Unite Challenge Cup
Men Unite was formed in North Staffordshire by guys, who following their own struggles with life, wanted to reach out and get men to open up and talk. They have been fantastically successful in doing that by providing a powerful support network; for example, there is access to a closed
Facebook page with over 12,000 members globally, so that people can share experiences and obtain support
As part of the partnership Men Unite will have their own dedicated page on this Website, which will be regularly updated with news of work that they are doing, the work that we will be doing together, stories of people’s experiences and importantly, where people can get support.
The SCSL, the most senior grassroots League in Staffordshire have wanted for some time to become more involved within the communities where our teams play. The SCSL are both excited and proud to be joining forces with such a worthwhile organisation as Men Unite.
With 45 teams next season, the SCSL will have well over 1,000 players, then of course there are our club volunteers, League officials and our referees.
All of us at some point have had something to overcome. We are currently living through a pandemic and there will be many of us who have worries about jobs, finances, the wellbeing of family members, home-schooling, relationship problems and many other issues.
It is ok, not to be ok. This partnership will continue to raise awareness of mental wellbeing, that people need to open up and talk to someone; a loved one, a family member, a friend, a work colleague, or someone within the Men Unite network.
Please visit the dedicated Men Unite page on the Website for more information and look out for further updates in the coming weeks