Walking Football Group
Gail and Julian Hickman are reestablishing the Walking Football Group. Julian is an FA qualified coach.
This group will meet weekly in the Sant Antoni de Calonge Camp Municipal D'esports, at 5:00pm on Wednesdays . Sign in on the web-page in the normal way. We have been given the use of a brand new 5G astro turk pitch which is a much safer and better surface than the hard floor in the gym.
Walking sports are very popular in the UK. Football, Tennis, Basketball also have walking versions of the game, with some simple rule changes to help the slower games to still work. They were developed to allow regular players to return from injury within the sport, or who had to retire from the full game, to continue to enjoy playing at some level. Most importantly, they allow anyone of any age to participate in a low impact activity, and can be adapted to any level. Therefore, those who cannot run and jump as they used to, can easily participate, and benefit from the mental, social and obvious overall health benefits of a fun, group session of easy to moderate exercise.
YouTube Tip & Tricks for Walking Football Beginners is a brief (4minute) introduction to walking Football. Just right-click on the link above and press "Open Link".
Walking Football is open to all ages, abilities and gender and is a non-contact sport. The venue @ Sant Antoni de Calonge is a floodlit newly installed astro turf pitch and hopefully we will get enough people for at least 5 a side. The pitch size can be adjusted to suit the amount of players . Players need a suitable training shoe with grip but shin pads are not necessary and please bring a water bottle. Football boots ( if you still have some !) with molded studs can be used but boots with blades are not suitable for astro turf. We will play 3 x 20 minute matches with drinks breaks between and a 10 minute warm up to start.
Julian and Gail would like to now invite anyone interested to contact them as soon as possible, either through the "Email the Coordinators" link on the Group Web Page ; or by phone/whatsapp +44 7831 885 458; or to apply to join the group use the appropriate icon on the Group Web Page.
The sessions will be same time each week:- Wednesdays 5pm until 6.30pm . You can arrive from 4.50pm.
Camp Municipal D'Esports Sant Antoni de Calonge, Carrer de la Sardana, s/n 17252 Sant Antoni de Calonge , there is a large open air car park next to the outdoor pitch.
Cost: €1 per person per session
Please note that you participate in this activity at your own risk. One is advised to check with a medical expert beforehand, if you are concerned about any aspects of your personal well being and health issues!