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Walking Football Scheme Launches At Oakwell

Thursday January 29 2015

EVER fancied getting back into football but think the pace is too much? Don't worry - the first ever 'walking football' scheme has arrived in Barnsley!

As part of the 'Fit Reds' programme of activities, which targets men aged 35+, the new scheme has now been launched at Oakwell.

Lee Thompson, who works for Barnsley FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust, said: "Walking football is becoming increasingly popular across the nation and becoming increasingly available at a number of clubs and leisure centres.

"This is partly due to the fact that people are living longer and the need for appropriate activities for those aged 65+ is increasing. It seems a logical addition to the current healthy lifestyle programme we deliver."

Men of all abilities are welcome from the age of 35+. There may be some recovering from injuries or have a health condition who may find the sessions preferable to regular five-a–side football.

For further details and to register then contact Lee Thompson on 01226 211333, email lee.thompson@barnsleyfc.co.uk or simply turn up.

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Reply Posted by Warren Austin on Saturday January 23 2016 at 19:26
Would love to play walking football but Wednesday 11 - 12 , is bad for me. Is there any other day / time available

Reply Posted by David Kitchen on Sunday April 3 2016 at 12:17
Interested in 50+ walking football. Please call me if you do this in Barnsley. Thanks David 07952 286686

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