Walking Football – Free Taster Sessions

The last 6 months has seen some encouraging developments within our Walking Football programme at the Foundation. With 5 sessions currently being delivered, enquiries are coming in on a weekly basis from older men and women wanting to know more about the game and how they can get involved.

The great thing about Walking Football is that no experience is required and all abilities are welcome. It’s a great way to get fit, improve your health, rehabilitate injuries, and the social aspect is huge in that there is plenty of fun to be had both on and off the pitch where lots of groups will stick around for coffees and meet up outside of their weekly football sessions.

We offer free taster sessions for anyone wishing to give it a go. Tie up those laces, get your football career back on track, and walk yourself fit.

Ozzie Willis who coordinates our Walking Football programme said: “Its exciting times for Walking Football, people are playing for the first time in their life and others are playing again after hanging up their boots for 30-40 years. It’s incredible to hear about the impact its having on so many people. It really is for anyone, and I would encourage both and men and women to try it out.”

Walking Football sessions are currently at the following locations & times:

  • Shephalbury Academy, Monday 8-9m & Wednesday 10-11am
  • Welwyn Garden City Football Club, Tuesday 10-11am
  • Hartham 3G Astro, Hertford, Thursday 10-11am
  • Hatfield University Sports Village, De Havilland Campus, Thursday 12.15-1pm

For more information on our Walking Football programme please email [email protected] or call 01438 223 223

We’re Looking For New Trustees

We take the governance of the charity seriously and are fortunate in to have support from our Board of Trustees who, in their roles, perform a number of duties including:

  • defining the long-term direction of the charity, including its objectives or purpose
  • implementing policies and activities to achieve objectives
  • complying with legal requirements
  • accountability to those with an interest or 'stake' in the charity

We are looking to expand the number of voluntary trustees on our Board and would welcome applications from local professionals with specialist experience in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Safeguarding young/vulnerable people, particularly in an education, sporting or youth engagement environment
  • Data Protection & Security
  • Quality Improvement, Assurance & Assessment
  • Marketing & Public Relations

Applications are particularly welcome from women and people from non-white ethnic backgrounds, who are currently under-represented on the Board.

A role description for our current vacancies is can be downloaded from our website - click here

If you are interested and feel you can add value to the governance of our charity please submit your application, in writing, to Joe Goude, Head of Foundation, Stevenage FC Foundation, The Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 8RH. Alternatively, applications can be sent electronically to [email protected].

SFCF Enter Hertfordshire FA Futsal Fives League

Stevenage FC Foundation have entered two teams into the Hertfordshire FA Futsal Fives League at Noble School on a Wednesday night. The County FA approached us last year, and as soon as it was put forward towards a targeted group of Premier League Kicks programme, the uptake was instant.

Futsal Fives Leagues in Hertfordshire was established in 2011 by Hertfordshire FA and now has over 3 competitive Leagues for players aged 16 years and above. This season alongside the league competition Hertfordshire FA have introduced a shield competition into our Stevenage Futsal League that runs out of Nobel School on a Wednesday Night.

Wednesday 7th February saw both of our teams (Reds & Whites) enter the league and come head to head with a narrow 7-5 victory to the Stevenage FC Foundation Reds.  A new experience for some of our players, many of whom had never even kicked a futsal before. Both teams will now continue to battle it out over the next 12 weeks with the support from the Foundation.

Kieron Fox, Football Development Officer at Hertfordshire FA said

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with Stevenage FC Foundation & their Premier League Kicks programme providing a clear player pathway within their existing programmes & to also help retain young adults to continue playing football or transition them back into the game they fell in love with