Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has been holding Walking Football sessions since February at Rotherham Leisure Complex.The sessions run every Wednesday, 12.30pm-2.00pm although the times may change in the near future.
Walking Football has the same rules as 5-a-side football but players cannot run they have to walk, as the name suggests. If a player runs or jogs then a blue card is used to temporarily sin bin players from the game.
Many of the Mature Millers Association attend the Walking Football sessions as well as continuing with football discussions, computer work and other social activities. However the Walking Football sessions are open to anyone aged 50+.
The Trust is looking at extending Walking Football to try and get more men aged 50+ involved in gentle exercise, while socialising at the same time.
We are also looking at running a Walking Football tournament in August which will take place at the Eastwood Festival! More information on this will soon be available.
On Tuesday 11th June Rotherham United legend, Paul Warne asked to attend a Walking Football session after hearing of its success, following a 7-6 victory over the Community Trust’s apprentices at the Mature Millers Association Launch.
After attending the Walking Football session Paul Warne tweeted “It was ledge and thoroughly enjoyable. The headed goal was soccer heaven!”
For more information on Walking Football or the Mature Millers Association in general, please contact:
Health and Wellbeing Officer
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