Walking Football Moulton (Northampton)
- Sports/Activities Offered
- Exercise Class, Exercise Referral, Mental Health, Walking and 2 others.
- Town / City
- Genders catered for
- All Weather Pitch, Astro Turf
- Inclusive of members with
- Hearing Impairment, Mental Health, Physical Impairment
- The Football Association ClubMark Accredited
- Affiliated by
- Northamptonshire FA
About Walking Football Moulton (Northampton)
THE ACTIVATOR: I'm Phil, aged 61, ex HM Forces and played football twice weekly until aged 49 when I suddenly stopped after a head-on car smash which put me into a wheelchair with both my legs in plaster (that slowed me down a bit!). My ankle joint is now fused with metal, so I've only 5% rotation, my surgeon said I'd never play again as couldn't play at speed or take impact. However, although I'm now also slightly overweight I can now play this fantastic new sport! Update: Ive since lost a stone!!
I discovered WALKING FOOTBALL in 2016 when I sampled a few sessions around the town (and county) but found none quite catered to my particular disabilities and ethos. I therefore started my own with people who agreed with our ethos: Its not just for over 50s but over 60s, 65s, and over 70s and those who cant play anywhere else. We have 40 guys aged over 65, our oldest guys are 75. Our squad includes those who may have one or more slight issues - maybe unfit, overweight, diabetes, hate gyms, want the bonding, maybe depression or minor mental issues or feel socially isolated. Now in early 2019 we've run over 350 sessions since May 2016 and introduced the sport to over 100 former players (most had not played in 20-40 years!) we have about 70-80 regulars and start the first-ever ladies only session in the County on 11th April. Dated April 2019
UPDATE: we now play the fantastic all-weather facilty at Moulton FC, Brunting Rd, NN3 7QF which means we can play here in dayimes all year around here too! Yes 52 weeks a year.
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