EVENT : WALKING FOOTBALL FOR ALL AGES!
IT COULD be described as all the fun of the World Game without the brain-bashing headers and the leg-breaking tackles.
Walking football/soccer has proved highly popular in the UK and Europe. Two groups have now been set up in Mt Barker - The Sunday group is open to all ages, male and female, with current players ranging from seven years old to 70. Tuesday’s group is specifically for the over-55s, with no upper age limit.
Running and jumping is banned. There is no tackling. Matches are played indoors, and last for ten or 15 minutes, but players can retire to the bench or take a spell in goal at any time if they feel they need to.
Skills range from the ability to pass the ball across the court with pin-point accuracy to being able to miss an open goal from ten metres.
The Sunday group plays at Cornerstone College, Tuesdays are at St Francis de Sales. First time is free, after that it is $10 or $5 for pensioners.
For more details
Contact: Maryann Thompson 0424 206 899
Andy Pickles 0435 933 288