Stevenage Football Club Foundation
|Stevenage FC Foundation is the official charity of Stevenage Football Club, working to create a community where all can live an active, health and positive life.
The Foundation’s work is built around two core principles – People & Potential. We work on a number of projects with a variety of partners in order to deliver work that impacts those two principles.
Walking Football offers a multitude of health benefits to older people as well as many psychological and mental health advantages to playing Walking Football namely high levels of personal reward and satisfaction with reduced levels of stress and exertion while playing, despite working physically hard.
Walking Football also gives an often isolated section of the community the chance to become involved in something they really enjoy, make new friends, form lasting relationships with like-minded people and generally improve their social circle and overall quality of life, often making them feel less isolated and more a part of the wider community.
As we get older, many of us struggle with our balance, strength, stamina, weight and worst of all confidence and self-esteem levels but Walking Football has the potential to make a significant impact in all these areas, building body strength, improving muscles, core stability and hopefully losing some of the weight usually gained during the ageing process. As well as being able to increase fitness levels, emotional health gets a great boost too for a person involved in Walking Football, not least self-confidence and self-esteem.