Weston Ladies replace football with RED January

Weston Ladies during their Red January Challenge on day four

Weston Ladies on day four of the Red January challenge. - Credit: Weston Ladies

Weston Ladies have embarked on a new challenge to replace the football that Covid restrictions have taken away.  

The squad are taking on the RED January challenge.

RED January is a nationwide initiative that teams up with the charity Sport in Mind, to encourage people to take part in at least one activity a day which requires some form of physical exertion in order to improve mental health and physical wellbeing.  

Seagulls manager Sarah Adams said: "We are starting the year without football, and for many this leaves a huge gap in their lives, be it the lack of social support we get from being part of a team, to simply the physical benefits we would gain from playing our sport.

"Red January was the perfect challenge for us. It gives our players focus, whilst keeping them active.

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"We know that physical activity significantly reduces stress and anxiety, two emotions that are being tested more than ever before due to the current climate, while also improving sleep and improving self esteem.  

"It's not just for our players, though, anyone can join in. We are encouraging our community to also get out and do what they can."

To get involved simply register for free using the link - https://www.joinredjan.co.uk/teams?teamid=5fef72cd2251ad11ec866c0f.

Whilst Weston Ladies complete this challenge they are also raising money for the Sport In Mind charity. To donate visit their justgiving page at - https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/redjanuary2020.

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