Walking Football is set to take centre stage at the North Turramurra Recreation Area as Northern Suburbs Football Association prepare for yet another blockbuster season.
Kicking off on the 15th of October and concluding on the 3rd of December, the eight-week program is poised to further promote a different but exciting and unique concept of the world game with Northern Suburbs FA pioneer for the game Alison Hurd looking forward to the new Walking Football season ahead.
“We welcome back both existing and new participants to once again become physically active and engage with the community in our fun and social environment.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the people around us in a safe and positive space.
“Walking football is for everyone, so whether you’re brand new to football or have been playing the game since you were born, we look forward to seeing you all back on the field in this new format of the sport that we all love.”
Northern Suburbs Football Association Football Development Manager Jake Stephenson echoed Hurd’s sentiments as he equally was anticipating what will be a huge season for the ever-popular football format.
“Walking Football is a prime opportunity for individuals looking to either start their playing journey, remain in the game or to socialise in the local community.
“Within NSFA, it is our strategic approach and focus to provide as many varied football opportunities for all across the region – and walking football is another one of those offers.
“Walking Football not only improves the players’ physical capabilities, technical ability and understanding of the game, but also provides a focus on developing confidence, friendships and self-esteem – which in turn supports mental wellbeing.
“After a challenging year for all in the community, we look forward to introducing a fun opportunity which appeals and caters for the needs and demands of all individuals looking to play sport.”
This Project received grant funding from the Australian Government through Sport Australia.