Age & Opportunity invite you to take part in Walking Football

Walking Football A&O

Age & Opportunity, in partnership with the Irish Men’s Shed Association, are delighted to bring you the ‘Introduction to Walking Football’. This five week course is a fun way to socialise and exercise with members from your own and/or other Men’s Sheds. Walking football is a safe and accessible sport and can be played by anyone, even if you have never played football before.

Walking football player and coach Peter McNulty says, “Walking football is great fun and delivers significant benefits such as improved physical, mental and social health.”

Norman Farragher of Naas Men’s Shed who took part in the programme last year noted, “This has been so beneficial to the mental and physical health of our Shedders. We laughed, we slagged, we bragged and we loved it. The benefits to Shedders taking part in an activity like this is enormous.”

It is funded by Sport Ireland and therefore there is no cost to participants. Each host Shed will receive equipment including footballs and bibs afterwards so they can continue to play once the programme has finished.

If you are interested in taking part or want to find out more information please email or call Paul on 01-8057705.

If you would like to see what Walking Football is like in person before signing up you can visit Inspire Fitness Centre, Cabra (Eircode – D07 P973) on 30th March & 6th April at 2 – 3pm or Ballyfermot Leisure Centre, 10 Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 (Eircode – D10 FT20) on Thursday 31st March, 7th April, 14th April, 21st April  at 11am – 12pm.

They’ll have a Walking Football session at both locations then and you can check out what it’s like.

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