Worcestershire FA is advocating the development of a new walking football session supporting individuals with Neurological conditions including, but not limited to, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
This has been made possible through collaborative work between Worcestershire FA, Active Herefordshire + Worcestershire and HEWB CIC (Health, Education and Wellbeing). The aim of the session is to provide an opportunity for people to keep physically and socially active; something that is even more important after the previous two years.
Sessions will take place at County Sports Ground on the 3G pitch Wednesdays 10:30am to 12:30pm (10:30 to 11:30 on 3G pitch & 11:30 to 12:30 for refreshments), starting on 12th January.
Sessions will run initially for a trial period of 10 weeks, with the aim to continue afterwards. During the second hour, refreshments will be available in the community room creating an opportunity for participants and their families to talk and share experiences. We hope that this will allow the group to become an informal support network for both participants and their families. The football sessions will be delivered by Issey Lee-Fisher, a current student at University of Worcester and an FA Level 2 coach, who has been instrumental in the development of this idea.
Walking football is a slower version of the beautiful game and we encourage anyone, irrelevant of previous playing experience, to come down and have a go. The sessions will be made safe, fun, and inclusive for all.
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