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Over 50 and still on the ball?

Sainsburys St Annes store has joined with Age UK Lancashire to promote a new walking football league. From left: Jackson Mills of Sainsburys. Emma Whitty-Haddock, Age UK Lancashire Services Coordinator. Michael Kneale, Age UK Support Worker

Sainsburys St Annes store has joined with Age UK Lancashire to promote a new walking football league. From left: Jackson Mills of Sainsburys. Emma Whitty-Haddock, Age UK Lancashire Services Coordinator. Michael Kneale, Age UK Support Worker

A walking football league looks set to take strides into Fylde.

Age UK Lancashire has teamed up with Sainsbury’s St Annes store in a bid to establish a competition to increase activity levels among the over-50s – and is looking for people in that age group to get involved.

Proving increasingly popular in various parts of the country, including Blackpool, walking football sees the game played at a more sedate pace.

Sainsbury’s Jackson Mills said: “I’m so excited we are going to be in partnership with Age UK Lancashire over the next 12 months bringing walking football alive in the local community.

“This is a local initiative and we want anyone over the age of 50 to get involved.

“We’re hoping to have our first groups set up by September and are currently finalising a venue.”

To get involved, call Age UK Lancashire on 0300 3031234.

 

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