Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Manchester City coaching 'walking football' games for Over 50s

Manchester City Football Club has launched a new team with a combined age of more than 700 years, as it coaches a walking football club to encourage fitness among pensioners.

The project by Manchester City Council, the club's City in the Community scheme and three local clinical commissioning groups is part of a long-term health and social care plan, with the emphasis on prevention rather than cure by encouraging people to get involved in their community and stay active and healthy.

Read the full article and find local walking football venues.

(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

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