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Walking football has captured many people’s attention because of the great camaraderie and the social aspects that come with playing the beautiful game.
The opportunity to play football, and the physical capability to do so, has traditionally enjoyed a limited shelf life. While all of us will remember the joy of kicking a ball around as a child, and many will have continued playing into adulthood, few are to be found still lacing up their boots by the time we reach 50.
Walking football is changing that. Now, instead of older players becoming too slow to compete, football is slowing down to enable them to continue enjoying the sport they love. There is a great sense of personal reward and achievement and the health benefits include increased strength, stamina, stability, and flexibility.
We welcome anyone over the age of 18 who wants to play. Please fill in the form to register an interest in joining our team.
You can book a session directly via the FA Just Play website – Events – Booking Landing Page (thefa.com)
Every Wednesday – 6pm - 7 pm on the AstroTurf at the LNER Stadium.
Positively Impact your Mental Health With Sport
Even short bursts of regular exercise have a proven positive impact on mental health. This is why joining us for Walking Football could be the first step to better mental health for you. Here are just a few ways in which sports and physical activity can positively impact your mental health.
- Improve your Mood: Exercise releases feel-good hormones, which tell your brain to improve your mood. Recent studies showed that people who categorised themselves as feeling low noted a significant improvement in mood after they undertook physical activity.
- Reduce Stress: People who partake in regular physical activity often have lower stress levels.
- Increase Self-Esteem: Exercise can often help you to feel better about yourself.
- Tackle Depression and Anxiety: GPs often prescribe regular exercise as part of a Mental Health programme to help sufferers of Depression and Anxiety. Taking part in regular activity and sport empowers individuals to self-manage their recovery.
- Sleep Better: Physical Activity will help to tire you out during the day and therefore help you to get a better night's sleep.
- Connect with new people: Sporting activities allow connecting with like-minded new people, without the pressure of finding a common ground.
£3 per session