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Inaugural Turnbridge Soccer Team

Last month, for the first time, Turnbridge entered a team into an organized ice hockey league. This month, clients from all three phases suited up and took the field to represent Turnbridge in a local New Haven soccer league.  There has been a strong showing up support in the stands from Turnbridge clients, staff, and family members.

sober soccer teamAt Turnbridge, we believe it is crucial for young men in early sobriety to realize that it is possible to have fun without the use of drugs or alcohol. Getting back to the things they love to do prior to their addiction is important.

“Soccer satisfies my competitive nature in a healthy way and releases stress,” Phase III client Kyle W. said. Kyle has been an integral to the organizing of the Turnbridge soccer team. “Playing builds camaraderie with my friends,” said Kyle.  “We all get to work together out there.”

“It’s great to be a part of a team and have fun!” said Kyle W., Phase III

The soccer team is playing in a very difficult league, and will go up against some very talented teams. It’s a highly competitive atmosphere, but at the end of the day it’s about getting back to what they love and having fun doing it.