Stevenage FC Foundation are bringing Walking Football to Baldock in partnership with North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) for men and women aged 50 years old and over who live in the Baldock area.
Starting on 7th July, sessions are being held at North Herts Arena, Norton Road on a Thursday morning 10am – 11am and will cost £5 for the hour.
The difference between Walking Football and standard football is in two rules - no running and no sliding tackles are allowed making it easier for people with all different abilities to enjoy. The weekly one hour sessions hope to run for a 20-week period over the summer.
As an introductory offer the first ten participants to book online will receive a 30% discount thanks to a grant from NHDC’s Baldock and District Area Committee after Councillors agreed to award Stevenage Football Club Foundation £150 towards the cost of setting up of the session.
Cllr Jim McNally, who took over as Chairman of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Baldock and District Area Committee in May, said: “This is a great project that benefits older people within the community, helps them to become more active, and contribute to their health and well-being. We are happy to support this project and are looking forward to seeing it get up and running.”
Head of Foundation for Stevenage FC Foundation, Joe Goude, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for over 50’s to get their boots on and either get back into the game or experience it for the first time. We’re delighted to be working with North Herts District Council’s Baldock and District Area Committee for the funding that will help us to attract people to this session.”
Sessions can be booked in 10 week blocks for £50 by visiting: https://www.participant.co.uk/sfcf/participant/arrangement.aspx?id=170925
The first ten people to sign up online will receive a 30% discount and only have to pay £35 for the first block.
If you’d like more information about the session before booking on, please contact Jordan Wimpenny at Stevenage FC Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01438 222 222.