Photo credits: Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Nottingham-based charity, Age UK Notts, are looking for 16 members to join their new walking football clubs in Beechdale and Eastwood.

The sessions are open to everybody, regardless of age, gender, or ability and are free for the duration of February.

There are two sessions held every week, with the first at Astro Kings in Beechdale on Mondays 1-2pm, and the second at the Greasley Sports and Community Centre on Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm.

Tracey Hall, coordinating the event said: “Our ultimate aim is to make a difference to the physical and mental health of older people in Nottingham.

“Whether you consider yourself a pro, or you’ve never kicked a ball before, walking football is a great opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy being part of a team.”

The main aim will be to build a community group of people, however, the opportunity to play competitively against other walking football teams in Nottingham is a possibility, depending on demand.

After this month, the sessions will cost £3 and there will be the opportunity to socialise and have a drink after the hour’s activity.

Stan Horlock, Club Secretary for Cherwell Strollers WFC, has been running a walking football club for the past seven years.

He said: “I would encourage anyone to get involved in walking football due to its excellent physical and social benefits.

“You can see the fun that everybody has together, all while getting a good amount of exercise.

“It’s a game that a lot of people our age would have given up many years ago, but we are still playing, which is fantastic.”

The Age UK Walking Football Programme is funded in partnership with The FA and Community Centre and Sports England, which are investing money raised by National Lottery players into the programme.

If you would like to join either of the sessions, please contact Tracey Hall on 01158414488 or via email at