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Walking Football kicks off at STFC

29 September 2014

Monday night is Walking Football night at the GM

Monday saw the start of the STFC Community Sports Trust Walking Football sessions. Twenty four men aged 50+ took part in the new session, including Shrewsbury Town legends, Brian Williams, Steve Biggins, Steve Cross and Steve Perks. Micky Mellon also came over to meet the partakers, and watch the growing sport being demonstrated.

Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age, as well as getting those back playing football who had to stop due to injuries.

As the name suggests, Walking Football is non-contact and anyone that sprints, runs or jogs while the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team.
Come along and take part:

Monday’s – 6-7pm – Lucozade Powerleague, Shrewsbury £3.50
(Complimentary hot beverage post session)

Norman, Walking Football participant commented “I remembered the joy of kicking a football and re-learning the old skills of controlling the ball and passing. I lost some weight (a trouser size and more) I was fitter and more relaxed. But above all I have made friends with a whole new group of people. If anyone is undecided about giving it a go like I did, think no more, go and make new friends, relive the old days of football and get fitter and healthier”.

After watching some of the action on Monday, Micky Mellon commented “I think this session is great. It’s so important the game we love is available to everyone.”

For more information contact Jessica at STFC CST on 01743 289177 or email communitysportstrust@shrewsburytown.co.uk


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