#2ndHalf Campaign Boost For Walking Football

Walking Football, as the name suggests, is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game which is aimed specifically at the over 50’s and is part of the EFL Trust’s play the #2ndHalf campaign. The game is a great way for the older generation to continue to enjoy sport, stay active and keep fit.

A staggering 1 in 6 deaths are caused by inactivity. Research shows that as you get older, you’re far more likely to become inactive: 42 per cent of people aged 55 and over are inactive and many older adults see physical inactivity as a natural and inevitable part of growing older – with activity being something they did in the past. 

Regular levels of physical activity in adults:

  • reduces the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and colon cancer, depression and the risk of falls
  • improves bone and functional health
  • increases energy levels and improves weight control

Stevenage FC Foundation delivers two Walking Football sessions per week at Stevenage FC Academy in Shephall. These run on Monday (8-9pm) and Wednesday (10-11am). If you’d like to book onto a session or know more about the sessions, then please contact Daryl Smith via [email protected]

Daniel Hillyard Joins The Foundation

On 27th February, Daniel Hillyard joined the Foundation as the latest Multi-Sport Community coach.

Daniel graduated from Southampton Solent University last year after completing a Sports Coaching & Development degree. During his time at University he was also involved with Southampton Ladies FC. He’ll join the team of seven multi-sport coaches and apprentices, along with the two project officers, two senior managers and two office staff that help the Foundation to deliver to over 1,600 people each and every week.