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Play the Beautiful Game – Walking Football Returns to Lincoln.

Published on 12 August 2021 12:16 PM

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire, Lincoln United Football Club, The FA and Age UK have partnered to bring back the much-loved sport for over 50’s.

Walking Football requires technical skills such as passing and ball control over speed which makes it an activity perfect for those looking to lead an active and balance lifestyle.

Rosie Davidson, Head of Care at Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire said: “We’re over the moon to be able to offer Walking Football in Lincoln again. It’s thanks to such strong partnerships with Lincoln United Football Club, The FA and Age UK that have made this possible. After such a successful Euro 2020 campaign from the Men’s England Football team, we’ve noticed a nostalgic love of football returning amongst our community and we’re glad to be able to offer them a way to enjoy playing football again.”

Chris Funnell from Lincoln United FC added “It’s a great partnership for us as we have teams from young ages such as under 8’s and our Wildcats programme that can follow the football pathway into adulthood. Walking Football bridges a gap and adds inclusivity for over 50s who still have a love of playing football and that’s really important to us as a club.”

Walking Football sessions take place every Saturday morning 10:30-11:30, on the 3G pitch at The Priory City of Lincoln Academy, Skellingthorpe Road, Lincoln, LN6 0EP.

Sessions are £3 pay to play with the first session free.

Contact chris.funnell@lincolnunitedfc.com to book your first session or by visiting https://www.ageuk.org.uk/lincolnsouthlincolnshire/activities-and-events/activities/walking-football/

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire also offers activities such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Bowls at its Park Street Activities Centre Monday – Friday, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/lincolnsouthlincolnshire for more details.