Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury City FC and Age UK worked in partnership to set up a walking football session for less active older people.

Several walking football sessions have been running in Canterbury for some time, but as the regular players developed their skills, it was found there was less and less opportunity for new, less confident participants to get involved.

This session was designed to be run at a convenient time for older people, in an indoor environment, for those who don’t want to, or don’t feel capable to play outdoors through the winter months. The level of the sessions was also tailored to those new to walking football.

Take a look at the short film below to hear more about the session, and what has helped to make it a success.

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