Walking football in Horndean for players who are over 50

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MEN who love competitive football but aren’t able to keep up with the pace of traditional 11 or five-a-side can now take part in weekly walking football sessions.

Walking football is designed for men aged over 50 but can be suitable for anyone who is unable to play traditional football due to injury.

All of the rules are the same as normal football but with no running or slide tackling.

Games will take place on Saturdays from 1pm to 2pm at Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross.

The first session is free, with subsequent games costing £3.

Councillor Nick Drew, who is responsible for communities, said: ‘The sessions will help players to improve their balance and co-ordination whilst encouraging individuals to come along and socialise with other like-minded people.

‘There is no need to pre-book, simply bring yourself, a drink and a pair of trainers.’

To find out more call (023) 9259 4325 or e-mail carolinewhiffin@horndeantc.hants.sch.uk and or call Imogen Dawson on (023) 9244 6228.