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Don't run... walk

15 February 2016


Don't run... walk

15 February 2016

Join us for Walking Football sessions

Extra Time

Living the same routine year after year can sometimes make you feel like you’re going through the motions. 

Joining in a physical activity with a group of people your age can be a breath of fresh air, make you laugh and give you a new focus. It’s a great way to get out more, meet new people and feel better.

Working in partnership with Crawley Dementia Alliance, Crawley Town Community Foundation is launching a new Walking Football programme to encourage older adults to get out the house and engage in regular activity.

The project will aim to provide a means through which to reduce isolation, and encourage a healthier, more active lifestyle. It will be aimed at all adults aged 50+, but will have a particular focus on those with early onset of dementia. Alongside the Walking Football, sessions will incorporate a range of social and physical activities, and will be led by the participants themselves.

Sessions run from the Stadium 3G pitch (opposite the Reds Bar). 

They will take place every Friday afternoon, 1.30-3.30pm, and will cost £3 per session. For more information or to get involved, please contact Amy Fazackerley on 01293 410000.

Because of the half-term holiday there will be no session this week (Feb 19). Our next session is on February 26 and for one week only will be from 12 noon - 2pm due to a visit from a Danish delegation.

What is Walking Football?

Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s. It is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle irrespective of their age, often supporting people to back into playing who had to stop due to injuries, ill health or lack of opportunities.

Walking Football is a non-contact sport. No running, jogging, sprinting or slide tackles are allowed.

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