Walking Football at the Jack Kane

Love the beautiful game but don’t quite have the fitness levels you used to? Then walking football could be the game for you.

Edinburgh Leisure is offering free ‘Walking Football’, a slower version of the beautiful game, to members and non-members on Monday afternoons through November and December. The sessions, which start on Monday 21 November are open to both males and females, aged 18+ at the Jack Kane Sports Centre from 1.30-2.30pm. The session will take place in the centre’s sports hall.

Phil Trodden, Community Sport Hub Coordinator at Edinburgh Leisure said: “Walking football has become increasingly popular. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. It’s designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness, as well as support people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age or injury.

“People who have got back into being active through walking football have seen many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat and more muscle, and better mobility. And it’s not just health benefits – Walking football also offers social benefits. Participants can meet new people, avoid becoming isolated, and interact with individuals and small groups. This is one sporting activity that is suitable for all.

For more information please contact Phil on 0776 608 5918 or email communitysporthubs@edinburghleisure.co.uk

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