We’re backing Over 50s Walking Football and it’s free to get involved!

Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Today (Tuesday 27th) saw the first session of Over 50’s Walking Football kick-off at Royston Wardieburn Community Centre.

Spartans and The Spartans Community Football Academy are delighted to be supporting this fantastic initiative in conjunction with the SFA South East Region team.  The 1 hour sessions, from 11am to 12noon, are completely free of charge and run (or should that be walk?) until 15th December.

Although it might not seem too energetic, Walking Football is a fun filled, action packed game of football with only one extra rule….. No running allowed!

Generally aimed at the over 50s, walking football is great! Whether you’re looking to keep fit, be sociable or even just want to score a couple of goals then walking football is exactly up your street. It is a great way to maintain your physical fitness and also make new friends and get that kick back in your step.

The rules are the same as traditional 5-a-side football with the obvious difference that there is no running and no slide tackling. There is less stress on the body as there is no sudden change of direction or cutting movements.

Age Scotland are currently working closely with The SPFL Trust, SAMH and Paths for All to develop the Scottish Walking Football Network and recently hosted the first Walking Football Festival in Scotland.

The Festival was hosted by Spartans Community Football Academy at Ainslie Park and saw 114 players take part from across the country with a total of 838,000 steps taken or approximately 400 miles walked.

Fancy signing up? Please contact Lynsey Cowan on 0131-552-7854 or via email lynseycowan@spartanscfa.com

Next Fixture

Date: 16/07/24
Opponent: Cove Rangers
Venue:Balmoral Stadium
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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