NEWS: Walking football provides perfect preparation for Amsterdam trip
Walking football provides perfect preparation for Amsterdam trip
Three representatives from Preston North End are set to cycle to Amsterdam in a bid to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.
And the newest recruit has been preparing for the challenge by taking part in regular walking football sessions at the Preston North End Community Training Centre.
Bev Taylor, Rachel Carroll and Belinda Cooper will cycle 145 miles from Barnsley to the Amsterdam Arena, home to Ajax, in early June – via a stop off to take the ferry from Hull.
Bev and Rachel took on the task last year, but it will be Belinda’s first attempt at the challenge.
She told PNEFC.net: “I’ve had lots of support and some sponsor money from everyone at walking football, which has been gratefully received.”
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Aston Villa launches weekly session
One of Britain’s most decorated football clubs has launched a weekly walking football session for the over 50s
The Aston Villa Foundation is organising the sessions in the club’s Academy Building, opposite the North Stand at Villa Park.
Ryan Hollings, health and wellbeing manager at the Aston Villa Foundation, told Halesowen News: “The programme has been very successful, and on average we get 20 to 25 attendees.
“Ideally we’d like to increase that and start running multiple sessions.”
The sessions cost £2.50 and run from 2pm to 3pm. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking football popular in Ireland
Walking football has become increasingly popular in Ireland with more and more people starting to take part across the country.
According to figures, more than 500 people have taken part in sessions organised by the FAI at 37 venues in Ireland.
These numbers are only expected to increase as the organisation widens the number of sessions it offers.
In keeping with its dedication to offer sessions for older adults, it has recently partnered with Age and Opportunities Ireland to encourage people to remain active throughout their life.