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More ‘walking football’ sessions on offer in city

Published on 16 February 2017

NEW coaching sessions in the popular sport of walking football club are due to kick off at Aylestone Leisure Centre next week.

Walking football is designed to help men and women keep an active lifestyle, irrespective of their age. It can also help players who may have had to stop due to injury get back into the game.

It is a minimal contact sport with no running, so the chances of injury are reduced.

The new sessions are being run by the city council and Leicester City Football Club, which provides the coaching.

Cllr Piara Singh Clair, assistant city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, said: “Walking football is a great way for people to stay active, have fun and socialise.

“It’s already proving popular across the city, and I am pleased we are able to offer these new sessions at Aylestone Leisure Centre.”

The sessions will run every Wednesday from 22 February, between 11am and 12noon. Anyone is welcome to come along and try the game. The cost is £2, but first-timers get a free trial session.

Places are limited, and should be booked in advance by calling Aylestone Leisure Centre on 0116 233 2030.

For more information about walking football, contact the city council’s sport regeneration team on 0116 454 0590 or email sportsregeneration@leicester.gov.uk