Over 50s Football at Blackpool FC Community Trust Walking Football is a revolutionary sport designed for anyone over the age of 50, as a minimal contact sport the game focuses on improving health and well-being as well as the additional social benefits of making new friends. [caption id="attachment_1142" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Walking Football 2014[/caption] The adapted version of the game involves no running or slide tackling just gentle exercise which aims to reduce the risk of health problems and improve mobility. Blackpool FC Community Trust’s Dave Maclean: “Walking football has so many benefits, not only will it boost people's health and fitness, but it will also give everyone who takes part the chance to socialise with other players. The social aspects of the game is often one of the main factors that helps to engage people back into sport”. Blackpool Football Club Community Trust provides weekly football sessions, running every Monday 12.30pm till 1.30pm and Thursday’s 5.30pm till 6.30pm at Blackpool Stanley Park Leisure Centre costing £3.00 each session, call Age UK Blackpool (01253) 622812 to book your place. Due to popular demand, Blackpool FC Community Trust and its partners have launched a new free Fylde session at Lytham Town FC every Friday 12pm-1pm. The Walking Football sessions are a fantastic opportunity for those who want to remain active in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment. For more information visit the Walking Football section on the Community Trust Website.