Popular community project restarts on September 6th
Shrewsbury Town's popular community project, 'Extra Time', for post-retirement age supporters and members of the public restarts after the summer break on Thursday, September 6.
"We have a growing membership of over 30 members," said Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's community development manager. "The project is designed to gather together those who have reached or exceeded retirement age and have a need to find new friends, socialise and have fun doing age related exercise activities."
Extra Time is a FREE group which runs at the Power League adjacent to the Greenhous Meadow stadium on Thursday mornings in school term time. The sessions take place between 10am and noon. The project is a result of funding for the Community Sports Trust from the Football Foundation.
Martin added: "We have partners from the NHS PCT, Shropshire Council and Age UK among others who help to put on the activities for the clients.
"Trust coach Dave Freeman is the co-ordinator of project. Dave has many years of experience in coaching and supporting young and old through his many activities using a whole range of coaching skills across the sports range.
"Membership of the group is free and open to men and women who would like to meet new people.
"We meet and have tea, coffee and biscuits and a chat before engaging in an activity decided upon by the group beforehand.
"Activities are not over-exertive but are designed for participation and enjoyment, and hopefully lead to a greater sense of well-being for participants.
"Extra Time is a project which has met with great success with senior supporters at football clubs up and down the country."