Walking Football kicks off in Winchester

Press Release: 06/10/2016

Walking Football

Winchester City Council and Hampshire FA are launching Walking Football at the River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester (SO23 7DD). The sessions, held every Tuesday at 10am to 11am on the astro turf pitches, start on Tuesday 11 October 2016.

You can get back into playing the game for just £2 a session. The teams are 5 or 6 a-side, with no running on or off the ball, very little contact and kick-ins instead of throw-ins.

Flo Lunn, Recreational Football Development Officer for Hampshire FA says:

Walking football has become increasingly popular and is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle, as well as to support getting people back into football who have stopped due to age or injury.

There are many benefits including; lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat, more muscle and better mobility. As well as offering health benefits walking football offers social benefits - the opportunity for participants to meet new people. This sporting activity is suitable for men and women.

If you are interested in getting involved or for more information, contact Tom Crowe, Sports Development Assistant at Winchester City Council on TCrowe@winchester.gov.uk or 01962 848 496.