Sport Sheffield introduces Walking Football

Sport Sheffield have teamed up with The Hallamshire & County FA to provide staff & the local community the opportunity to get back into football.

What is Walking Football?
Walking Football is exactly what it sounds like – a standard of football where players walk instead of run. Its designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness, as well as support people getting back into football they have given up due to age, confidence or injury.

Sessions will take place at Goodwin Sports Centre on a quality 3G surface on Thursdays at 5pm. The first session is FREE with each session following costing just £2 per person.

The programme will run from Thursday 26th January for 10 weeks. After the 10 weeks if this is proved a success then we shall look to continue for another 10 weeks.

Although Walking Football was predominantly set up for +40’s these sessions are aimed at all participants +16.

What do people have to say about Walking Football?
" Having played Football all my life it has been hard to stop playing competitive and regular sessions due to injury, although at first I felt quite young to start playing Walking Football, it has given me the outlet to still utilise my skills, still have a great time with everyone and more importantly keep fit and play sport. I was surprised how good it was and how much it still gave me the buzz of being involved.
I also had the nice feeling the next morning of knowing I had taken part in sport, I would encourage everyone to at least give it a try"

Andrew Cox
Head of Sport
45 yrs old

“I have played football all my life whether that’s with my local team, school team or work team. When I picked up a hamstring injury I stopped playing for 4 months. When I went to my first Walking Football session I did not know what to expect but the session was great fun, I met some great new people and I even started regain my fitness. I hope this is a brand of football that will be around for a very long time”

Greg Unwin
Intra Mural Sport Development Officer
31 years old

How to get involved?
The first session is FREE all you need to do is turn up and register at Goodwin Sports Centre reception. They shall point you in the right direction and our Sports Leader will get you involved in the session.

After week 1 we will have a limited number of spaces available so to avoid disappointment you can book via the website

If you have any other questions or would like to get involved then please contact the Intra Mural Sport Development Officer, Greg Unwin.

Number: 0114 222 6966

Posted: 13/01/2017 11:44:55 by Adam

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