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Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable Kicks Off
New Walking Football Programme

Listen to Linda Cowdry (Deputy Chief Officer) talk about the Walking Football on a recent interview on BBC Radio Kent.

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Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable has launched a new walking football programme for older people in both Herne Bay and Whitstable.

Football is our national game, beloved of millions, and the walking version is a fun, friendly and a safe way of engaging in physical activity for both men and women in later life. It's open to all, whether you've played football before or not and regardless of age. It's great for the mind as well as the body and is a sociable sport, giving everyone involved the chance to make new friends and enjoy being part of a team.

This new local scheme is part of a wider Age UK walking football programme supported by both The Football Association and Sport England to help older people in communities like Herne Bay and Whitstable to keep active and to improve physical and mental wellbeing through playing the game.

Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable’s walking football sessions will start in:

Herne Bay on Tuesday 1 st June and will be held weekly from 2- 3.30pm at
Herne Bay Sports Hub, Parkland Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DN

Whitstable on Wednesday 2 nd June and will be held weekly from 6- 7.30pm at
Whitstable School, Bellevue Road, CT5 1XP

The sessions are open to anyone over the age of 50 regardless of ability or previous experience. All groups and sessions will be COVID-secure and delivered in accordance with Government guidelines.

Subs per session are £5 a week payable at the venue.

Please come dressed to play bringing your own water / drinks. Toilets and parking are available at both sites. 

We will be playing on outdoor, 3G pitches so studded boots or astro turf trainers will be needed after your first week. 

You can just turn up and play!

For further information, please contact:
alex.cooke@ageukhbw.org.uk