Sands United FC Solent is a unique football team supporting dads and other bereaved family members who have suffered the loss of a baby. We are made up solely of dads or family members who have directly been affected by the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or neo-natal death.
Our aim is to bring bereaved dads and family members together in a safe environment to play football, socialise and most importantly support each other. Through football we want to raise awareness around the subject of baby loss. This for too long has been a very taboo subject in society and for dads and male family members, a subject that they have often found too hard to discuss with peers. In many cases, this leads to mental health issues, relationship breakdowns and forms of social anxieties.
Each game we play will be dedicated to one of our babies and each player will have the names of their lost babies embroidered on their football shirts next to their hearts.