Walking football kicks off for 55-plus

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A new version of the beautiful game is to launched on Wetherby for the over 55s next month.

Running is shown the red card in walking football, the non-contact version of soccer.

Organiser Jon Maloney said: “Walking football has the same rules as standard football with one big difference you can only walk, no running, no sprinting, just walking.

“If you used to play football but now find the pace a bit too much or if you’ve never had the chance to be involved before, walking football is the perfect introduction to playing football for people aged 55 years and over.

The first taster session will take place on Monday July 16 at Wetherby Sports Association Ings outdoor pitch from 2-3pm and is free of charge.

To enter contact Jon on 01937 848258 or www.walkingfootball@gmail.com