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14 May 2021

Southend United's Community & Educational Trust have recently restarted their Walking Football sessions.

The sessions, which run every Friday from 10am-12pm on the 4G pitch at Garon Park (SS2 4FA), will be continuing throughout the rest of the year and are £5 per session.

Here’s all you need to know about Walking Football and details about how you can get involved!

What is Walking Football?

It’s a standard game of football where players walk instead of run, designed to help people in the over 55’s age bracket get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age or fitness!

Why should people get involved with Walking Football?

It’s a fantastic opportunity to rekindle or make new friendships as well as stay mobile and feel healthier and happier. Not only this but it’s also a great opportunity to inject some buzz and energy into your weekly routine.

What can people expect from our Walking Football sessions?

You can expect qualified coaches who will encourage and engage as well as support new members. All our members are a welcoming bunch and look forward to meeting new players.

What are some of the benefits of Walking Football?

It’s an excellent way of staying fit and healthy with substantial benefits to mental health.

How important is the social aspect to Walking Football?

The social aspect is very important, bringing opportunities to meet new people and a chance to be back playing the beautiful game with friends.

Why is Walking Football so popular amongst the older generation?

Because it’s a chance for those who love the game to get back into playing safely at a slower pace with reduced risk of pain, discomfort and injury.


To book onto Walking Football, please email April Smith on or give us a call on 01702 341351.

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