Walking Football, the popular new health initiative designed for the over 50s is quickly expanding across the country and CCFPA is encouraging you to take part. If you live in the Coventry area you have two choices to join in.:- at one of its first bases at St. Finbarr’s Sports & Social Club (303 Holbrooks Lane CV6 4DG) every Thursday or at Bedworth Town’s ground, the Bedworth Oval on Monday mornings.
Locally, each ‘Walking Football’ event is organised by Sky Blue in the Community (SBiTC) supremo, former Sky Blue defender and CCFPA member David Busst along with SBiTC’s Hiedi Sloan. The sessions which are supported by, amongst others, CCFPA, Cov Support News Service and CCFC Diamond Club take place from 10:30am until noon at a cost of £3 which includes refreshments. You can find out more by contacting the Sky Blues in the Community Team by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or Telephone: 02476 786 314, or Text: 07813 455 531.
If you’re over 50 years old and would like to get involved you can’t do better than join us in these popular sessions (see our reports on the fun to be had at previous sessions in earlier news items)! According to CCFPA committee member Frank Pritchard past games have been very competitive showing commitment from anything between 20 and 35 players usually including several ‘first-timers’ who once they have tried it out find it very much to their liking!
The mix of Sky Blue fans, Association committee members, CCFPA Associate Members, and our full members, usually include some of our most well respected former players like Dietmar Bruck, Ian Goodwin and Dave Bennett. The sessions, designed for over 50s who wish to exercise gently and enjoyably through football in the company of friends try to ensure that all play is at kept at walking pace and running is penalised!
Why not come along and join in the next sessions of ‘Walking Football’ at St Finbarr’s tomorrow (Thursday 25th June) and Bedworth Oval next Monday (29th June) and keep fit during the close season?