St Cuthbert Wanderers Football Club in Kirkcudbright have organised Free Taster Sessions of walking football on Monday 13 June at 7.00pm and Thursday 16 June at 2.00pm.
Walking football is a slower version of the beautiful game for adults over 50. Exactly as the name suggests, it’s a standard game of football on a small-size pitch where players walk (or maybe jog gently!) instead of running at full pace. Player safety is top priority so there is no slide tackling or heading the ball. It’s a stay-on-your-feet passing game.
It’s designed to help people get fit or to maintain an active lifestyle whatever their footballing ability, as well as get retired players back into the game. Older people who play regularly have enjoyed lower heart rate and reduced blood pressure, reduced fat, greater muscle strength and improved mobility.
And it’s not just about health. Walking football is social and friendly. There’s a positive and supportive vibe. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a breath of fresh air, have a laugh and a blether over a cuppa. As one new player, Steve, put it:
“I get that same feeling I got from playing football all those years ago. It’s a buzz. The banter is great fun, and I’m feeling fitter all the time. What could be better than that?”
If you’re interested in giving it a go or finding out more about it:
Call Craig on 07493 777855
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org