Recovery through Sport

Recovery through Sport

Our Recovery through Sport projects provide opportunities for those with drug and alcohol problems to develop skills and build confidence through participating in sports activities. 

These activities can help reduce the risk of relapse, deepen engagement with treatment and encourage participants to think about living. They open doors to a life without drink and drugs.

Here are just a few of our sports projects past and present.


Reins to Recovery

Reins to Recovery was a ten week equine therapy programme we ran in Barnsley. Over the ten weeks participants, who were in the early stages of recovery, carried out a variety of tasks with horses. These tasks are specifically designed to help boost participants’ self-esteem and build confidence.



Fit2Play was a football based health and well-being programme we ran in partnership with Tranmere Rovers and the Livewell Team in the Wirral. The programme ran over 10 weeks. Each week participants attend a health and wellbeing workshop before taking part in football and training. Fit2Play creates an environment where participants could socialise and build friendships without drugs or alcohol.


Voyage of Recovery

The Voyage of Recovery offers people using our services the opportunity to take part in a working sailing trip. Participants become active members of the boat crew - literally learning the ropes.


Want to develop, create or fund an activity?

We work with a wide range of partner organisations, volunteers and funders. If you have an interest in any of these areas and would like to make a positive difference get in touch and let's see what we can do together.

Contact Stuart Plant, Service User Involvement manager, at

Phoenix Futures is a registered charity in England and Wales (No 284880) and in Scotland (No SCO39008); Company Limited by Guarantee Number 1626869; Registered Provider of Social Housing with Homes England (H3795).