Sands United teams and players are regularly featured in the news and have gained a number of high profile supporters over the years.

COPA90 have teamed up with Sands United for EA video project ‘Saved By The Ball’

Sands United FC Solihull player and bereaved dad Zane Murray’s story of hope after baby loss is sensitively told in a new video from football media giant COPA90.

The 60 second video is part of EA’s ‘Saved By The Ball’ project – a four-part series that aims to showcase stories from across the footballing community and show how football has helped rebuild and shape communities across the UK.

@copa90 The latest episode in Saved by the Ball series, sees Mirsab tell the story of @sandsunitedsolihull. Sands United teams are a part of @Sands ♬ original sound - COPA90

New Lewis Capaldi video features Sands United founder Rob Allen.

This powerful alternative video for Lewis' song Pointless tells Rob's story, from the loss of his daughter Niamh to setting up the first Sands United team, and the growth of this life saving support network across the UK.

Find out more about why Lewis wanted to tell Rob's story.

Good Morning Britain's Ben Shephard is a Sands United fan!

In December 2022 we were delighted to be one of the charities for the seventh year of the Good Morning Britain 1 Million Minutes campaign. 

During the month long campaign, which saw more than 700 people pledge their minutes to Sands, a team of celebrities led by Good Morning Britain presenter Ben Shephard played a special match against Sands United London.

Image of broadcaster Ben Shephard and his quote Sands is such an incredible charity, and Sands United is a wonderful initiative, having me a number of the players I've seen and heard first hand how important the team support network has become. Knowing there are people who care and are there for you after pregnancy or baby loss can be a lifeline, especially for men and partners.

You can find out who won in this video of the match highlights!


BBC One's Football, Prince William, and Our Mental Health


In 2020 Sands United FC were featured in this landmark documentary followed HRH The Duke of Cambridge over the course of a year as he met players and fans from grassroots to the elite of the game and openly discussed their mental health challenges. 

The film also told the stories of men from across the country who have been affected by mental health issues, including interviews with the founder of Sands United FC Rob Allen and other team members.

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