Warriors in the Community is the charity arm of Stenhousemuir Football Club. The club was formed in 1884. The nickname ‘The Warriors’, has been used since at least for 125 years throughout that period there have been highs and lows, but there has always been a club. Stenhousemuir FC currently acts in the Scottish League Two.
Their goal is to re-energise the community by putting people at the centre of everything that they do and make forward progress towards positive community health, community help, and community wealth outcomes.
Community Help Initiative
Born out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, their Community Help Initiative supports the most vulnerable in their community to the present day. Warriors’s current support is mainly volunteer-led in three areas: befriending service, weekly errands, and dog-walking service. Every Christmas, they bring together the people they support through the Community Help Initiative for a festive meal, or hamper delivery.
Mental Health Football
In partnership with NHS Forth Valley, Warriors run weekly football activities for people in the local community with acute mental health issues. Participants are referred by local doctors and NHS staff to gain the benefits of regular physical activity and social connection.