Walking Football Tameside – Join Us For Exercise & A New Social Experience
Walking Football Tameside is an organisation that welcomes people who not only have decent football ability but who are physically unfit, overweight and need to start an exercise programme. We have many people with health issues, learning difficulties and we also welcome ladies to our sessions and some of them are really good footballers.
“I would like to say how much I have benefited by attending regular walking football sessions. One of the best things about it is not just keeping active but enjoying the banter that goes with being with such a friendly bunch of people. Long may Vintage Celtic continue, come along and take part.”
Many friendships have been born from our Walking Football Tameside sessions and we often have nights out together, even playing in tournaments abroad. If you think you are too unfit to play walking football then don’t worry, you can play the game at your own pace with no problem. The old saying ‘Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it’ is very appropriate here and many who thought walking football wouldn’t be for them are turning up week after week and thoroughly enjoying it.
“My name is Tony and I am 62 years old. I found out about Vintage Celtic after going on an 8 weeks health and fitness course run by Tameside and Glossop NHS. I was disappointed to find out that after the course there was nothing organised to go on to, however, another member of the course said he did walking football and anyone was welcome to come along.
I had seen the Barclays Bank advert which shows people “playing” walking football while at the same time using their I-Pad to photograph it and thought that this wasn’t for me but as the only other option was to join a Gym, I decided to give it a try, and I am extremely glad that I did.
The game itself is nothing like the Barclays ad, and from the very start the other players, all of different abilities, made me feel welcome. I attend 2 sessions a week, Monday night and Wednesday dinner time and not only have I lost a few pounds, which makes me feel healthier but by making a new group of friends I also have a better social life.”
“I finished my football when I was 26 to get married, raise my children, work hard and earn money. Now it’s time for me to play football again. I’m now part of a new team and a new group of friends. Love it! Stuart Greaves, age 57”
If you want to get out of the house, get some exercise, meet people and make new friends then try one of our walking football sessions, preferably first at our gentle session on a Wednesday at Medlock Leisure Centre, Droysden. You won’t be disappointed with Walking Football Tameside.