walkingfootballA new footballing activity, specifically aimed at older people, is coming to the Island. 

‘Walking Football’ has the same rules as the usual game, but there is one difference – no running is allowed.

The Isle of Wight Council’s community sport’s activators have arranged a new club that will meet every Sunday from 9th November at Ryde Sport Hall’s outdoor multi-use games area. It will take place between 17:30 and 18:30 and costs £3 per session. You don’t have to register, simply turn up and join in.

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Although the sport is aimed more at the older generation, anyone can take part.

Alex Minns, Isle of Wight Council strategic manager for recreation and public spaces, said:

“Walking football is a relatively new version of the game but it gives people, particularly the older generation, the chance to play in a friendly and slower environment.

“It is a great chance to get active at a suitable pace and keep fit and lose weight while having fun.”

As well as no running allowed, there is also no slide tackling in walking football.

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For more information, contact the council’s sports unit on (01983) 823818 or email [email protected].

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