Weekly sessions to take place every Monday.
The Leeds United Foundation are launching a new Walking Football programme for people in the local community that are looking for a way to stay active.
The sessions are open to all ages and will be held once a week, every Monday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, at The Grammar School at Leeds (LS17 8GS).
Walking football is a great form of exercise for those wanting to keep active but at a low impact and there are a number of both health and psychological benefits.
By simply taking part in the weekly sessions you could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes, whilst also improving your blood pressure levels and resting heart rate.
Joining the programme may also help with your mental health, giving you the chance to socialise with like-minded others, reduce stress and release endorphins giving you a feeling of well-being.
In line with government guidelines and to ensure the health and safety of all participants there will be a number of safety measures in place at every session. This will include all participants completing an online Covid response survey ahead of sessions, temperatures being taken on arrival and all participants will also be asked to scan the NHS Track and Trace QR code on arrival. The site and equipment being used will be fully risk assessed in line with the other outdoor sessions being delivered by the Foundation.
If you would like more information about the new walking football sessions, please contact the Health and Wellbeing Officer for the club’s official charity on Beth.Kerrigan@leedsunited.com.