Renfrewshire Council

No Sub for Life 2017

More than just a game

The No Substitute for Life tournament is back for a sixth year next month and I'm pleased to see the community coming together once again to support this important event.

First created by local Ferguslie resident Paul Cardona, the event aims to raise awareness of suicide, especially among young men and women, and brings together hundreds of local footballers and supporters.

Held at Ferguslie Park Sports Centre, the tournament is organised by community volunteers in partnership with Choose Life and Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH).

The tournament really brings the local community together through sport to discuss what is still a complex and taboo issue, and provides an opportunity for those who have lost a loved one to suicide to remember them.

It is so important to raise awareness of mental health issues and ensure that those in need of help are aware that it is available and that they can move forward.

The No Substitute for Life tournament enables the community to see the work that goes on in services like RAMH, and hopefully reduces the barriers to people seeking help from them and other similar charities.

The tournament takes place on Sunday 1 July and is free to attend. Teams for the seven-a-side tournament can apply to take part by completing an entry form by Friday 15 June.

I would encourage everyone to go along on the day to support the event, the local community, and help raise awareness of an important issue.

Entry forms are available from



Published 7 June 2018