INTRODUCING WALKING FOOTBALL
WELL THEY THINK ITS ALL OVER – NO ITS NOT!
Walking Football – a slower version of the game for the older man has been growing in popularity over the last two years – the recent Barclay's TV advert gave it a boost and exposure.
It has the same rules as 5-a-side with one main difference – no running. It's designed to help older men who want to keep fit and get back or try football as an activity – there is also a good spirit and camoradie amongst the players
In Surrey, the FA and partners now have 9 sessions running across the County and apart from the regular weekly sessions some tournaments have been organised
In Sutton, Surrey FA currently run a session on Wednesday mornings at the Sutton Sports Village (formerly the Tennis Centre) from 10.30 to 11.30 am – at a cost of £2 – average attendance is around 18.
Surrey FA have asked Sutton United to take on the management of the session and the Community Team will be progressing that over the next couple of weeks
The Team is also considering organising a Sutton-based tournament as well as establishing a Sutton United team – playing in the famous Amber and Chocolate to take on all comers
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