The East Riding Leisure Centre in Beverley will host women’s walking football for the Over 50s.
It will take place from 10.30 am to 11.30 am on Tuesday, 17 May. After that, the sessions will be held every week for 10 weeks. The first session will be free, and subsequent sessions will cost £2.80 per person.
Women can reintroduce physical activity into their lives by playing walking football. East Riding Leisure Beverley and the council’s Health and Wellbeing Team will lead the session.
Everyone – whether a lifelong footballer, a lapsed player or new to the sport – has the opportunity to take part in a social and supportive environment. With walking football, people of all ages can keep their minds and bodies active while enjoying the sense of belonging that comes from being part of a team.
Laura Hutchinson, Healthy Lifestyles Development Officer said;
“Living an active life is one of the most beneficial ways that people can lead healthier and happier lives – and this is even more important when we get older.”
“We know that keeping active can improve confidence and wellbeing, help older people to live independently for longer, and reduce isolation and loneliness, while also being great fun!”
“It’s been a difficult time for our older population during the pandemic, with many older people having to shield and stay at home, as well as being unable to see friends and family.”
“The Walking Football sessions will be a great opportunity for women to feel active and socialise again in a safe environment.”
Exercise is good for your physical and mental health, no matter what your age is, and it becomes more important as you age.
Active Lives data from Sport England show that activity levels among older adults were growing prior to the pandemic.
In the aftermath of the pandemic, older people’s activity levels have declined, with the proportion of people aged 55-74 who are active declining from 63% to 56%, and the proportion of people aged 75+ who are active declining from 42% to 35%.
For more information call East Riding Leisure Beverley on 01482 393980.