Walking Football kicking off!
2 July 2015
United in the Community are launching weekly Walking Football sessions to help people over 50 years get fit and active. A slower version of the beautiful game of football, the sessions will be held every Thursday 5.30pm-6.30pm from 16th July, on the pitch at The Jakemans Stadium.
The walking football sessions, supported by Boston Borough Council, The Football Conference Trust and Sport England, are aimed at men and women aged over 50 years who have not played football for a while but still have a love for the game. It is also a great opportunity to play a new sport with friends, meet new people or to get fit and healthy.
“As you reach your fifties, it is important to be active and take part in exercise. The NHS has recommended adults over 19 years should take part in at least two and half hours of physical activity a week, so playing an hour of walking football every week goes a long way in keeping fit and healthy. It can also help build your strength, improve muscles, increase stability and also help lose weight,” says Imogen Dawson, Sports Development Officer.
Walking football is a new concept on the traditional game, taking a slower pace for those who cannot keep up with traditional 11 or 5 a side games. All the rules are the same except for one difference – no running!
Sessions will start on Thursday 16th July at The Jakemans Stadium on York Street, Boston PE21 9HY from 5.30-6.30pm. The first eight sessions are free, and then only £1.50 per session, and is open to all residents aged 50 years and over across the Borough of Boston.
If you would like more information, please contact Health and Physical Activity Coordinator Nicola Drummond on 07951 401718 / 01205 364406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.