For the first time ever, we will be offering a Walking Football Come and Try Session which aims to provide male and female players the opportunity to continue playing or participate in football for the first time in a fun, sociable and inclusive environment.
The program focuses on passing rather than speed/running; flexible with its formats and accessible to the community and prospective players. The partnership between Football NSW and NSW Government – Family & Community Services will develop sustainable and ongoing programs to encourage older people to make exercise a normal part of their routine.
The program will highlight the health, wellbeing and social benefits of regular football and exercise activities for older people.
WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL
- The Football NSW Walking Football programs are a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at over 50s (male and female).
- Matches are played on weeknights with modified formats (5v5/6v6) on smaller pitches with shortened game times;
- Walking Football is non-contact with the Walking Rule defined as ‘always having one foot on the ground’
- Football NSW Walking Football programs are designed to help people maintain an active lifestyle; and promote participation of the beautiful game in a fun, inclusive and social environment.
COME TRY WALKING FOOTBALL SESSION
SGFA will be hosting a Free Come Try Walking Football Session this December at one of our Summer Football venues, the Vanessa Street Multi-Sport Courts. If you are over 50 & love football, why not stop by and get involved in this increasingly popular take on football. Details for the session are as per below:
To register, fill out the online form here:
Further information contact SGFA at email@example.com or on 0415 823 994.