‘Walking football’ tasters in Rothesay

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Bute’s first taster sessions in the sport of ‘walking football’ will take place later this week.

Walking football, for those unfamiliar with the term, is aimed at keeping people aged over 50 involved with football if they are no longer able to play ‘the beautiful game’.

Rule variations on the full-speed version include a ban on running, slide tackles and kicking the ball above hip height.

The sport was first trialled in Derbyshire in 2011, and there are now more than four hundred teams across the UK.

The way the game is played promotes cardiovascular health, helps those who may have played in the past stay active, and encourages social interaction among older football fans.

The first local taster session takes place at Rothesay Joint Campus this Thursday, January 28, at 7.40pm.