We are really excited and pleased to announce that local legend and ex-Saints player Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook is our new ambassador for the Foundation to support our Mental Health and Wellbeing initiatives!
Our Founders Andy and John have watched Louie play for Saints since 2009, and followed his career closely over this time. The pure dedication he has shown to not only the club, but also his local town of St Helens is admirable, putting his physical and mental health on the line to play for a team as Andy did when he served for his country in the Armed Forces.
Now that Louie has retired from the club, he doesn’t want to lose his sense of identity and is transitioning to become a Firefighter. Andy knows all too well about setting yourself up for the future by forging a different career path for yourself. The Fire service are passionate about supporting others, especially people with their mental health and Louie seems like a perfect advocate and fit for this.
As we all know, Louie has the most amazing banter, he lifts people’s spirits and there is certainly never a dull moment when he is around! He is also incredibly passionate about the Foundation and the work we do here to support people with mental and physical health and addiction issues.
All of these are fantastic attributes and reasons why we have welcomed him onboard with open arms as our new ambassador.
Louie speaking of his new appointment said:
‘I had no hesitation when Andy and John approached me about doing this, I’ve known both of them a long time now and can honestly say they’re top blokes who are doing a great job with this already, they’ve got the drive and ambition to really help people moving forward.’
Andy Reid MBE commented:
‘It’s fantastic to have Louie on board with the Foundation, he’s a popular lad and fits well with what the Foundation is about, he is concerned about mental health in players who find themselves outside the game and Well-Being in general. These areas are central tenets for my Foundation and we feel Louie’s recruitment, expands our experience and reach.’