If you’re looking to keep fit but find team sports too physically demanding, Knox Council’s Walking Football team may be what you’re looking for.
Aimed at men and women aged over 50, walking football is a modified version of soccer that doesn’t involve running or tackling.
Walking football is shown to help people maintain their mobility through walking, stopping, turning and transferring of weight – all of which help improve balance and reduces the risk of falls.
Sessions will be held every Wednesday starting 17 July (except school holidays) from 10:30am-12 noon at the Knoxfield 55 Plus Club, Carrington Park Activity Centre, 20 O’Connor Road, Knoxfield. The cost is $2 per session or free for U3A Members.
To register, go to knox.vic.gov.au/walkingfootball or for more information contact Helen Oakley on 9298 8000.
As stated by Mayor, Cr Jake Keogh:
We know it is really important to stay active to maintain good health and mobility, especially as we age, and Council is really pleased to be able to make activities like this available to our community.
Many team sports are physically demanding, which sees people drop out of the sport as they get older. Walking football is a perfect way to keep active and fit, enjoy a social game with friends or meet new people and it’s really affordable.