Northern Suburbs Football Association (NSFA) are kicking off Walking Football with a FREE come and try session at the North Turramurra Recreation Area on Thursday 20th of February.
Excited about the news, Football NSW Game Development Officer Trevor Huxley offered his thoughts on the new phenomenon of football sweeping the state.
“The NSFA are doing brilliant work in growing participation figures in their region.
“Walking Football is a fantastic initiative offering a social, small-sided & sustainable version of football, specifically modified for older Australians.
“Walking Football aims to provide participants with physical and mental health benefits, social contentedness and promotes the benefits of ongoing physical activity.”
NSFA’s pioneer for the Walking Football Program, Alison Hurd, was thrilled with the announcement with the concept set to rock the football-mad area.
“The NSFA is excited to launch ‘Walking Football’, a new program for seniors.
“In collaboration with Football NSW, we’re excited to offer a program that engages the community in an active and social environment.
“A modified format provides an accessible way for beginners and veterans alike to participate in small-sided games with a focus on fun!
“We’re taking a gentle approach to a much-loved game, allowing people to be involved in the sport for a lifetime.
“We welcome anyone interested in giving walking football a go to come along to our free ‘come and try’ session on Thursday, February 20th from 9:30am-10:30 am at North Turramurra Recreation Area on Bobbin Head Road.
“Joins us afterwards at Club Turramurra for morning tea where you can connect with friends, neighbours and local members of your community.
“Regardless of whether you’ve never played football before or if you’ve been playing since the day you were born, walking football is a wonderful new way to team up with others and stay healthy.”
Original article written by Football NSW.
FREE COME AND TRY SESSION
- Registrations required – fill out the form below!
- Thursday, February 20th, 9:30am to 10:30am
- North Turramurra Recreation Area, 361B Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra
- Afterwards join us at Club Turramurra (Turramurra Bowling Club) for morning tea!