Newly promoted top-flight side Drogheda United have renamed United Park to Head in the Game Park ahead of the start of the 2021 season.
The decision was made after a draw was had between corporate patrons – and the chosen sponsor would get naming rights for United Park.
The draw was won by local councillor Joanna Byrne – and she suggested that the name ‘Head in the Game’ should be used.
“I’m acutely aware that we face a significant mental health challenge in Ireland in the coming years,” Joanna Byrne said.
“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 added: “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.”
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