Walking Football at Hemel Hempstead FC

Do you want to stay active, get fitter? Come and join Hemel’s Happy Feet!

A slower version of the beautiful game provided in partnership with the National League Trust & Dacorum Age UK.

The National League Trust and Dacorum Age UK have agreed to financially support this project which will allow Hemel Hempstead Town FC to bring this activity to the residents of Hemel Hempstead and the wider borough of Dacorum.

The NLT is a partnership between the National League, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association. The Premier League and the PFA have committed to support the NLT until 2019.

They will each contribute to a donation of £1.2 million a year over this period. This allows the NLT to help National League member clubs develop their community programmes.

Hemel Hempstead Town Football Club is planning a Walking Football Weekly Event. The sessions will be played at Vauxhall Road on The Tudors all-weather 3G Astroturf training facility.......

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 is 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. Older people who play have seen many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat and more muscle along with 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.

Dates of the sessions are to be confirmed.

Participants will be required to complete a registration form which will include a general medical and fitness questionnaire; players need to attend equipped with their own medication (if applicable), kit and footwear appropriate for AstroTurf.

To register your interest in this Well-being Activity, please contact Club Secretary Dean Chance: 07858 990550; secretary@hemelfc.com.

Alternatively, please return this slip either to the club at Hemel Hempstead Town Football Club, Vauxhall Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP24HW or simply email it by return to address above.

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Learn more about Walking Football in Hertfordshire here.