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Age UK Cornwall Sponsors AFC Troon Walking Football

Published on 23 June 2022 12:27 PM

Age UK Cornwall and TAP are happy to announce that we are sponsoring AFC Troon Walking Football for the 2022-23 seasons.

We are also celebrating 50 years of supporting people and communities to age well #GoForGold and are proud to work with AFC Troon Walking Football on our shared ambition of improving social connection, encouraging healthy wellbeing and reducing loneliness.

To celebrate 50 years, we have co-designed and funded the purchase of the AFC Troon Walking Football kit (picture below). Together we would like to raise awareness of this fantastic club and welcome everyone who would like to get involved.

About AFC Troon Walking Football Club

We are a Walking Football club based in Troon, Cornwall. Our ethos is Fun, Friendship, Fitness, Fair Play and Footie.....oh and banana cake! Find out more below and click here for dates.

AFC Troon Walking Football at the Walking Football Tournament 1.jpg

What is Walking Football?

Here is a quick breakdown for people new to Walking Football.

It is a variant of association football but is a slower and calmer version of the game. It is aimed at helping and encouraging people aged 50+ to stay mobile and active. Therefore, we also welcome players who have lesser mobility or who are unfamiliar with Football.

The sport can be played both indoors and outdoors and has been played across the country for about 12 years.

Though based on association football, the key differences are in the rules. No running, offside, heading, hard kicking of the ball or contact. This helps to prevent injuries whilst also helping those who may be less mobile. The manner in which the sport is played promotes cardiovascular fitness whilst also producing the least stress on the body. It also helps participants maintain an active lifestyle, and promotes inclusion and involvement by reducing social isolation and improving mental, physical and emotional health.

Getting involved

It is easy to get involved and all you need to do is wear loose clothes and bring a pair of trainers. We also suggest bringing a bottle of water, a hat, gloves and a raincoat all in a waterproof bag. All other equipment is provided.

Sessions are 2 hours in length but you can come for 1 or both. There will be a warm-up, some gentle exercises to build different game skills and then short matches of 10 mins or less. It would be absolutely great to see you there. if you need any more info feel free to give us a call.

When you are ready to come along, try to arrive about 15 mins early so we can get you registered. The first person you meet will be Sarah our Welfare Officer who will look after you and answer any questions you might have. We will get the paperwork sorted out (just a quick emergency contact form, so come prepared with your phone numbers and glasses handy) and you are all set. You will also be introduced to at least one member of our 'crew' who will get you gently started.

Your first session is free. £5 per session thereafter

Location

  • Pool Academy Sports Hall TR15 3PZ Wednesdays 6-8 pm in the winter;
  • Troon AFC Grouter Park TR14 9HT Mondays 6-8 pm in the summer;
  • and Camborne College Astro TR15 3PZ Church Road entrance Fridays 6-8:30 pm all year round
Please come to a Monday/Wednesday session first 

 

Disclaimer - All images are provided by AFC Troon Walking Football and intended for use by approved media only.

Contact AFC Troon Walking Football

Find out more by contacting Chris or Sarah on email: troonafcwalkingfootball@gmail.com or call on 07545220728