North Turramurra Recreation Area played host to a well-attended Walking Football Come and Try Day, with twenty participants taking to the field on Thursday morning.
After a brief warm-up exercise and explanation of the rules, the players were split into four teams, and throughout the session played three matches.
“The response has been fantastic,” said Alison Hurd, NSFA Walking Football Coordinator.”
“We were hoping for a dozen to get one game going, so getting twenty players was amazing!
“It just shows that there is a good level of interest in Walking Football within NSFA.”
Following the completion of the field session, players headed back to Club Turramurra (Turramurra Bowling Club) for morning tea.
New and returning players alike mixed together on and off the pitch, with plenty of smiles and stories being shared.
“NSFA is committed to increasing the accessibility of the game, and Walking Football is central to that plan,” commented NSFA CEO Ed Ferguson.
“The modified format allows players to get involved in football at a level of intensity that works best for them.”
Due to the impressive turnout, another Walking Football session will be run next week (Thursday, February 27), with the view of continuing the program on a weekly basis.
Interested participants can fill out the form below.