16 May Football League Trust Regional Walking Football Tournament
WWSET would like to thank all the gentlemen who were involved in the Football League Trust Regional Walking Football Tournament held at Luton Town FC on Saturday 14th May where the WWFC team came a respectable 5th out of 15 teams narrowly missing out on going to the National finals.
All the players should be commended for represented WWSET and the Club with an honourable display both on and off the pitch gaining many admirers for their energy levels, organisation and professionalism (…although they also got involved with all the banter and camaraderie throughout the day as well).
For those who aren’t aware Walking Football, as the name suggests, is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game which is often aimed specifically at the over 50’s age group (but here at WWSET can be played by anybody)!
The game is a great way for those who are no longer willing or able to play the game they love at full speed, still stay active and keep fit.
It’s generally accepted that as you get older the opportunity to participate in team sports lessen – ironically at the age when you most need to keep active, both physically and socially.
Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age or physical condition, as well as getting those back playing football who have previously had to stop for whatever reason.
Despite the fact that no running is allowed, the walking format of football is surprisingly tiring, and you certainly work up a sweat. Simply playing 1 hour a week for 3 months enables players to cover 30 miles and burn 4,200 calories!”
In addition to the physical benefits gained from getting involved there are huge social benefits as well. The sessions run by WWSET, which are done in partnership with our local Berks & Bucks County FA, are extremely relaxed and the guys who already attend are a very friendly bunch, who love nothing more than a laugh and a joke.
If you would like to come and give Walking Football a try, please get in touch on 01494 455736 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can let you know when and where the next sessions are taking place!