In fact, our experience is that activities like Walking Football can help many people with impairments. Not just physically, but mentally too. Looking forward to taking part in a fun and safe activity, meeting new and maybe re-establishing old friendships and getting physically fitter all help improve the way you feel about yourself.
The WFA have great expertise in this area with Stuart Langworthy having run The We Are Undefeatable Virtual Walking Football Team who is now involved in setting up Walking Football for Parkinson’s. Paul Murtagh is Chairman of Birmingham Walking Football Club and they run many sessions during the week for players with various impairments.
We are building a team of volunteers such as Paul Nicholls who was part of WAU team and is now WFA physio. He has Parkinson’s and is leading in this area. Steve White from Birmingham is leading in the Central area.