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Walking Football gets an extra boost from Middlesex FA

Middlesex FA has invested £3000 into a number of Walking Football and Just Play Football sessions across the county.

Middlesex FA has invested £3000 into a number of Walking Football and Just Play Football sessions across the county, helping keep 200 footballers active. As part of our FA Sport England investment, we are providing 10 venues with funding to use towards ensuring their walking football or just play session can continue for the long term. 

Since we launched Walking Football in 2014, we have had over 300 players take part in the sport and now run over 20 sessions on a weekly basis. A popular and growing format of the game, Walking Football is aimed at encouraging older adults to play football again on a regular basis.

Whilst our Just Play sessions offer adults of all ages and abilities an informal, turn up and play format which provides more flexibility to fit in with many people’s busy lives. 

The following sessions have been awarded grants of £300 which will help them cover coaching fees, venue costs, coach education and new equipment.  

  • Burnt Oak Just Play                       
  • Cedars Community Centre Walking Football
  • East Finchley Women’s Just Play
  • Enfield Town Walking Football
  • Feltham Walking Football
  • Fusion Southbury Walking Football
  • Intergenerational Walking Football
  • Stroke Association Walking Football
  • MMSA Walking Football
  • RIP Walking Football

Stephen Hiles, MMSA Walking Football: “A big thank you to Middlesex FA for the ongoing support and funding.  It’s brilliant news and will allow us to continue for another year.”

Lynsey Edwards, Head of Participation and Development: “We’re delighted to support these sessions with this funding and our ongoing support through our new Football Development Officer team. Walking Football and Just Play sessions provide a whole range of participants with an alternative and flexible approach to playing the sport and we will continue to support delivery of this format.”

To find your local walking football or just play session please visit //www.thefa.com/get-involved/player/justplay/ and enter your postcode.

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