I LOVE this…and it’s going to get better …good idea to leave the camera rolling <boysandgirlscomeouttoplay>
SCORING FOR FUN ! – more video from mixed-gender King Street <here>
One of our stalwart players Bill Lancashire anticipates and promotes the new session on a local community website <here>
BANNER HEADLINE? COMING TO Denton SOON…
News of our planned Thursday sessions – 10-00am at King Street First four sessions FREE of charge, based on an individuals attendance. Aimed at OVER 65 MEN WOMEN 50 PLUS THESE TRIAL SESSIONS WILL RUN UNTIL END OF FEBRUARY
(probably longer but by then a charge of £2 per player will kick in for the hour long session)
Walking Football in nearby Denton is thriving with Tameside Striders about to start a new session. On Thursday mornings at Ten ‘O Clock for an hour.
Aimed at Over 65 year old men and Women over 50, and beginners, no football ability or experience is necessary. It’s hoped the Thursday session can build upon our successes on Tuesdays where numbers have risen to levels that now need to be controlled.
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The rules are tailored to make these games ‘player friendly’. A non-contact game is the aim and there are other modifications to remove the ‘power’ element that some younger groups are currently faced with. Nobody has to act as goalkeeper, dealing with hard shots and diving to the ground . We will play with mini-goals. There is no heading of the ball , no tackling, and the whole idea of the game is to pass the ball and move into space, pass the ball and move into space.
The exercise element can be as demanding as you want it to be, and if you’ve not been particularly active of late don’t worry. It’s quite stimulating and you can always take time out if you need it. There are social benefits too. We share a brew after the games and there’s usually a chat about all kinds of things, not just football, or even walking football. Remember, the two games are VERY different.
You could be a part of a team working towards a common ‘goal’ and when you score your first one you’ll never forget it ! Even better news, your first four sessions are completely FREE.
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If you decide to become a regular the charge for an hour of Walking Football will be £2 for this one hour Thursday session. Which includes a cup of tea, or coffee afterwards.
What a great way to walk into the New Year.
All newcomers fill in a basic health questionnaire before they start , and of course, playing with the Striders as in any sport is undertaken at ones own risk. So dust off your trainers (NO studded BOOTS) and get in touch.
current over 65 players are of course welcome and can take advantage of the ‘FREE to play plan’, remember though that this will be the mini goal game and Refereeing will be strict around contact and WALKING