New walking football classes to cater for demand

Local charity funds walking football
Roger Harris, President of Chanctonbury Lions, presents a cheque to Jez Charlton

A local charity has funded new equipment for walking football at Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury as the centre introduces a second class to cater for growing demand.

Designed for the older 50s, walking football is a slow-paced, non-contact version of the beautiful game. With no running or jogging allowed during play, the activity is ideal for those who can’t play the traditional game due to injury, a lack of mobility or other reasons.

Age UK and Chanctonbury Lions Club launched walking football at Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury in Storrington this January. The weekly class costs just £2.50 and now has more than 20 regular players at each session who have the opportunity to socialize over a coffee at the end of the class. Such is the demand for the activity that a second class will be introduced at the centre in September.

Now, Chanctonbury Lions Club has donated £500 from its fundraising work for the purchase of five-a-side goal mats and footballs.  “Walking football is a great way to keep active while having fun and meeting new people. The class at Chanctonbury has proved extremely popular and we’re very happy to be offering a second session giving more local people the opportunity to enjoy it,” says Jez Charlton, centre manager at Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury.

Walking football takes place at Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury every Tuesday from 14.00 – 15.00. The new class will run every Monday from 14.00 – 15.00 starting on 12th September.

For more information, please contact Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury on 01903 746070.

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