‘Have fun, get fit, meet some new people and have a laugh over a cuppa afterwards’ is how Chris Clift described the new walking football sessions for women at the Chilwell Memorial Institute’s artificial multi-sport court.
Walking football is a an increasingly popular sport for all ages and abilities and requires no previous expertise in football!
Chris said ‘The success of the Lionesses during the summer has raised the profile of women’s football and so made walking football a more attractive option for women who want to keep fit and have a bit of fun’.
‘It’s an ideal game for those who like to gently participate in a robust sport!’ said Chris.
Walking football is a five or six a-side game played on a pitch about the size of a tennis court. It suits all ages and abilities and there is no heading nor running – only walking! ‘It’s excellent for helping with co-ordination and getting fit!’ said Chris.
‘Walking’ groups are the new way for older residents to still participate in sport but in a manner more suited to their age and ability’.
The Institute is expanding its walking football men’s group and is now offering walking football for women as well as mixed groups.
The venture is run in partnership with the Nottingham Bramcote Walking Football Club and takes place on Friday mornings in the heart of Chilwell.
The Institute already has a very active walking netball group that meets on Wednesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. For those who may like to join this group please go to the website www.chilwellmemorialinstitute.org
For those interested in trying out walking football please contact Chris on 0115 972 3653 or check out the website above. It’s great fun and good to be involved!
Photo centre: Members from the first day of the mixed Walking Football group on 6th October 2022.