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Walking Football at Highbury

28 March 2014

Walking Football to take place at Highbury in bid to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer

Fleetwood Town will hold a 5-a-side walking football match on the day of their clash with fellow promotion chasers Rochdale in a bid to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.

To help raise awareness we are looking for ten players to participate at half time in a Walking Football match. Please call the Community Trust on 01253 775080

Walking Football, a slow-paced version of the beautiful game, is a sport which aims to combat the lack of sporting participation and social interaction by the older generation in the Wyre and Fylde Coast area.

Aimed at the over 50s, the game is played with size four futsal, and as the name suggests, it is a non-contact sport that is played at walking pace.

And since striking a partnership with Age Concern UK, the Cod Army are delighted to offer this opportunity on a weekly basis in Fleetwood.

Helping over 50s retain a healthy lifestyle despite their age or getting those who were injured playing football back into sport, walking football is played on a pitch that is between 20-40 yards in length and 15-30 yards in width.

With Rochdale due to visit the Fylde Coast on March 29, Fleetwood are giving Cod Army fans over the age of 50 the chance to take the Highbury field to try their feet at walking football to help the club raise awareness of prostate cancer.

For more information or if you are interested in playing walking football on March 29 at Highbury, please call the Community Trust on 01253 775080 - ext3 or email community@fleetwoodtownfc.com.


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