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Walking Football

20 September 2016

If you are over 50 love playing football and like to try new activities then walking football is for you.

Walking football has quickly becoming the sport to play. The Community Trust teamed up with Age UK Lancashire to provide the sessions which began in January 2015.

It's a low intensity, non-contact game designed to increase your cardiovascular fitness as well as being a great way to meet new groups of people.

The rules of walking football are similar to normal football however there are a few differences. The free kicks are indirect, kick-in's replace throws, there are no offsides, the ball must be kept below head height and, as the name suggests, the participants must walk rather than run or jog.

If your coming back from an injury or just looking for something to get you out the house then why not come to one of our sessions.

"Walking football is a brilliant way to get fitter, make new friends and even re-live those childhood memories,” explains Matt who coaches the session. ‘We are looking for our nifty fifties to join us every Friday."

The Community Trust run sessions every Friday at Hyndburn Leisure Centre 1.30-3pm which includes a brew and biscuit for just £4. For more info please get in touch on 01254 304071 or just turn up on a Friday.

As well as the weekly session we also arrange regularly friendlies with other walking football groups, the next friendly will take place at half-time during Stanley's home game with Mansfield on Tuesday 27th September. We will be taking on a team from Weston Super-Mare.

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