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Walking football takes off at Oak Tree Leisure Centre

Posted onPosted on 15th Jan

Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield, has added to its popular Wednesday morning walking football sessions by adding a Friday evening get-together for people who want to try the sport.

The sessions are run by UEFA B qualified coach Simon Thorpe and take place at Oak Tree every Wednesday, from 10.45am to 11.45am, and on Fridays, from 7.15pm to 8pm.

Simon said: “Walking football is for everyone. There is no running so it’s kinder on the joints than normal football, but the competitive element is still there.

“More than a sport though, this is a great social session for people who want to get moving, but not too fast!”

Walking football gives people the chance to enjoy the ‘beautiful game’ at a pace that suits them.

Simon said he had ex-players at his sessions who appreciated the skill needed to make great plays in the sport when pure speed was out of the question.

Anyone interested in either sessions should contact Simon on 07955 740 222. Each sessions costs just £3.50 per person.