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Walking Football

20110705_Walking Football_0003Chesterfield FC Community Trust launched its Walking Football programme in July 2011. Walking Football was part of the Extra Time Initiative aimed at people aged 55 years and over. It was hoped that the programme would complement other physical activities for people aged 55 years plus in the local area and would be particularly attractive for men.

Since the start of the project, participants have not only had lots of fun playing walking football but have also seen a range of health benefits and re-discovered skills they thought they had seen the back of. Most of the participants never thought that they would play football again and are loving having a second chance to play!

Since Chesterfield launched their project the media interest in the new sport has attracted a lot of attention and a number of new Walking Football projects have sprung up across the nation – it all started in Chesterfield!

Locally the Senior Spireites FC session is supported by Chesterfield FC Community Trust:

  • Mondays at the Akademy, Dronfield 11am – 12 noon £2 per session

If you are interested in taking part in walking football feel free to turn up and join in. Visit the Senior Spireites FC website for more information.

Watch our YouTube video to learn more.