The new Walking Football activity established in January 2015 is an offshoot of our award winning Fit Reds initiative. The activity allows older men the opportunity to rediscover the joys of playing football and the basic elements of a match accessible to them by slowing the game down to walking pace.
Walking Football, involves a free kick every time a player runs, was only invented six years ago and is proving hugely popular with 225 registered clubs all over the country. This is partly due to the fact that people are living longer and the need for appropriate activities for those aged 65+ is increasing. The activity also addresses both inactivity and social isolation among older men.
The game is usually delivered in a small-sided format using normal 5-a-side rules with the added rule of ‘no running’. If you previously enjoyed playing football or just want to get fit, then these sessions are ideal for you.
The sessions are structured and delivered by qualified instructors who are well experienced in delivering activities for older men. Walking Football is not uniquely for older men. Men and women of all abilities are welcome from the age of 35 upwards. There may be some men recovering from injuries or have a health condition who may find the sessions preferable to regular 5-a-side football.
Oakwell – (Academy Centre)
Wednesdays – 12:00 until 13:00 – Cost £3.00
Fridays – 12:00 until 13:00 – Cost £3.00
The clubs run on a pay and play basis to make the sessions accessible. No booking required.
For further information contact us on 01226 211333 alternatively [email protected]