FA Cup Final Appearance Inspires The Over 50s To Get Back Playing

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The first of a series of Just Play session for aged 50+ started at the with six turning up for a friendly kick about on the hallowed turf.

Many of the participants commented on how and their Final exploits reinvigorated them to get back out on the field playing again.

the Just Play Development Officer at the said;

“This is a really exciting opportunity for the residents of and the surrounding areas to get back on the pitch and playing again.”

“Traditionally think there is a cut-off point when they have to stop playing . We are trying to disprove that myth by demonstrating that can be played by all regardless of what their age, ability or fitness is.”

Each Just Play session is on a Wednesday morning at 11am, and attendance is completely free with all those attending receiving a free Mars bar.

With Every session is focused on getting more aged 50+ back playing , that means the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed with the emphasis placed on rediscovering the love for the beautiful game.

Des Smith who took part at the age of 62 said;

“Seeing get in the cup final has really made me want to get out and play again.”

“It is years since I have kicked a football and even longer since I imagined scoring the winner in a cup final as a boy.”

“Although I am down to walking pace I still got around the pitch and managed to compete with the other players.”

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