AFC Unity Forms Partnership With S2 Foodbank

As part of our Football For Food campaign, we have formed an official partnership with Sheffield’s S2 Foodbank, with players, supporters, management and even opponents encouraged to bring food donations to Unity’s home games so we can distribute this to local food banks.

AFC Unity’s Football for Food campaign was launched in 2015, with the club so far collecting 908kg of food that has been distributed to local food banks.


AFC Unity Director, Jaimee Reeve, explains “the Football for Food campaign is an excellent way for AFC Unity to support the local community. S2 Foodbank are just around the corner from our training and match day facilities and I have seen the positive support they offer to those needing food parcels. A nation wide community of football supporters collecting for foodbanks exists and it is fantastic to be part of this at a grassroots level.”

S2 Foodbank coordinator, Sue Rose, commenting on the partnership, said “I am delighted that AFC Unity football team have chosen us for their great campaign to fight food poverty; this will provide emergency food for those who are often in crisis. The S2 Foodbank operates as a spring board to enable people to get back on their own feet.”

We play our home games at Sheffield Park Academy with our first home game of the season taking place on the 23rd of September, with a 2pm kick off, where our first Football for Food collection for the S2 Foodbank will take place. There will also be coffee available at the game from the Bean Rover.


Football Wellbeing

A guest post by Director and Welfare Officer, Jaimee Reeve

AFC Unity acknowledge the link between personal wellbeing and football. What we do off the pitch can have an impact on what happens on the pitch and vice versa. Today I will be sharing four tips for personal wellbeing and considering how we focus on these as a club.


The health benefits of regular exercise are vast. There is evidence that exercise improves mood, increases energy levels, improves sleep, supports risk reduction for various illnesses (e.g. diabetes, hypertension), and can reduce stress. And, what better way to incorporate regular exercise than football? AFC Unity players have the opportunity to play football up to three times each week, and women of all ages and abilities can play football each Wednesday via our Solidarity Soccer sessions.


Eat Well

Eating a balanced diet has been shown to make us feel more emotionally and physically healthy. AFC Unity team mates have the option to eat brunch together before playing matches; a fantastic way to spend a Sunday.

Many people rely on food banks to provide food at times of need. UK food bank use has been on the incline in recent years. AFC Unity has a Football for Food campaign which supports the local community via food bank donations.



Positivity is a key aspect of the AFC Unity football ethos. Some people are naturally optimistic and positive, but if you are not, that is ok. Positivity can be developed and worked on. Evidence has shown that noting down what you are grateful for each day can improve your mood. You could also try challenging negative thoughts. For example, if you find yourself frustrated that you missed a shot, ask yourself what you could learn from the experience and remind yourself of something you have done well. Have a go at being your own biggest supporter.



It is important to share experiences; good and bad. Friendship has many benefits. It can increase your sense of belonging, boost happiness, reduce stress, improve self-confidence, and provide encouragement. AFC Unity focus on collectivism and inclusivity; offering a sense of belonging to anybody who wishes to become involved.


If you’d like to join us in improving wellbeing through football check out the Football for Food campaign, Solidarity Soccer sessions or become an AFC Unity Ultras member where you can officially be our biggest supporters.