Walking Football win against Grimsby Town
25 November 2015
United in the Community and Boston United’s Walking Football Group have won 6-3 in their first competitive friendly against the established Grimsby Town walking football group.
The game took place at Princess Royal Sports Arena on Tuesday 24th November, and saw nine participants from United in the Community’s Active Pilgrims walking football group taking part.
A slower version of the fast paced game of football, the sessions are great for men and women who have not played for a while but still have a love for the game. They are held every week on a Monday evening 7-8pm at Peter Paine sports centre and Friday evenings from 6-7pm at Haven High Marian Campus.
As you reach your fifties, it’s important to be active and take part in regular exercise, and these sessions are great for that, as Dave Scotney, walking football coach explains, “Since the sessions started in July, we have seen more people taking part, which is fantastic as it is a great opportunity to play a new sport whilst remaining fit and healthy. It’s also a way for participants to socialise, have fun and meet new people. I am incredibly proud of the players who took part, and for their 6-3 win in their first competitive fixture.”
The first two sessions are free, and then cost only £2 per session. They are for all residents aged 50 years and over across the Borough of Boston. They are supported and funded by Boston Borough Council, The Football Conference Trust and Sport England.
If you would like more information, please visit our Active Pilgrims page, or contact Health and Physical Activity Coordinator Nicola Drummond on 07951 401718 / 01205 364406 or email email@example.com.