We are delighted to announce the arrival of 2 new walking football sessions for over 45’s starting on Tuesday 7th May at Accrington Academy. They will be in addition to our Friday afternoon session held at Hyndburn Leisure Centre.
After securing funding from Sport England, we are able to expand the number of Walking Football sessions we can offer. We will be introducing our first ever Women’s session that will start at 6pm until 7pm. We want to encourage women that love football over the age of 45 to continue, resume or even start playing weekly. This will then be followed by a Men’s session 7pm until 8pm.
This format of the beautiful game is very similar to the mainstream structure however there are a few modifications. It is non-contact and anyone that sprints, runs or jogs while the ball is in play will be penalized with a free-kick being awarded to the other team. If the ball goes out of play, the game will be restarted with a kick in.
‘We are thrilled to be introducing an evening session to our Walking Football provision, we hope this will make the sport more accessible to people in our area who still work during the day or cant make the Friday afternoon session’ ‘Commented Lee Walsh, Head of Sport.
It doesn’t matter if you aren’t as mobile as you once were or if you are coming back from an injury, Walking Football could be the sport that keeps you active and healthy.
The cost of the Tuesday sessions are £3 for the hour and will run weekly. For more information please visit www.stanleytrust.co.uk or call 01254 304071.