Walking Football in Kirkcudbright Now Every Week

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Taster Sessions of Walking Football at St Cuthbert Wanderers Football Club in Kirkcudbright have been successful, and so Saints Walking Football goes live with sessions every week, on Mondays at 7.00pm and Thursdays at 2.00pm.

 

Organiser Craig Fabian said, “It went really well. We’re delighted. We have 35 players on board, many of them new to Walking Football. We have a good mix of male and female players – about 65 per cent male and 35 per cent female and so we are playing mixed games”

 

Those taking part described it as “Great fun”, with one player saying, “Never has an-hour-and-a-half of football contained so much laughter. Smiling faces and courtesy”

 

Walking football is a slower version of the beautiful game for adults over 50. Exactly as the name suggests, it’s a standard game of football on a small-size pitch where players walk instead of running at full pace. Player safety is top priority so there is no slide tackling or heading the ball. It’s a stay-on-your-feet passing game.

 

It’s designed to help people get fit or to maintain an active lifestyle whatever their footballing ability, as well as get retired players back into the game. Older people who play regularly have enjoyed lower heart rate and reduced blood pressure, reduced fat, greater muscle strength and improved mobility.

 

And it’s not just about health. Walking football is social and friendly. There’s a positive and supportive vibe. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a breath of fresh air, have a laugh and a blether over a cuppa.

 

If you’re interested in giving it a go or finding out more about it:

Call Craig on 07493 777855

or email: saintswalkingfootball@gmail.com