Drogheda United have renamed their stadium the Head in the Game Stadium for the 2021 season.
The Head in the Game association is a mental health group that raises awareness for mental health within the LOI community.
Local Councillor Joanna Byrne selected the new name via a patrons draw.
Joanna commented: “I’m acutely aware that we face a significant mental health challenge in Ireland in the coming years. I have seen young Drogheda fans with banners saying “it’s ok not to be ok” and I think it’s wonderful that younger people are confronting the stigma of mental health. I really hope the renaming of United Park takes this a step further”.
Chairperson of Head In The Game, Dean Arrowsmith, commented: “The pandemic has made life tough for a lot of people. We want to work on breaking down stigma and getting people to speak to one another when they’re having a difficult day or week. We hope our campaign can do a lot of good over the season ahead. I want to thank the team in Drogheda United for getting us involved and for their ongoing support; it’s a privilege for us as a group and we hope our campaign can be embraced right throughout the League”.