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Walking Football Available

10 December 2015

Club Doncaster Foundation is delighted to be associated with the development of a slower version of the Beautiful Game.

Club Doncaster Foundation is delighted to be associated with the development of a slower version of the Beautiful Game.

Walking Football is the acceptable way to play when age or physical health challenges mean a player can no longer take part in mainstream football. We have players who have had Cancer, Strokes, Hip replacements, Knee replacements, Heart attacks and a variety of other problems who attend our sessions.

Currently we have over thirty players attending sessions at both the Keepmoat Stadium Wednesday evenings (6pm -7pm) and Dome leisure Centre Monday’s (11-30 - 12-30). We hope to encourage more people to give the game and go and also have the chance to represent Doncaster Rovers in fixtures and regional competitions having previously played in tournaments in Sheffield and Rotherham in recent months, establishing ourselves as a friendly sporting club. 

Our sessions are inclusive and age is no barrier as we have players ranging from 50 years of age and we’re proud to say our oldest player is 82.  

We play 5-a-side rules with a Futsal ball which slows the game down and encourages ball control and accurate passing. In the future we are looking forward to welcoming former Rovers legends to our sessions including Lawrie Sheffield.

On Saturday we will be welcoming Harborough Hornets to the Keepmoat Stadium. We will be playing them pre-match on the Club Doncaster Academy pitches and at half time we will be playing a second game on the main pitch in front of you, the fans!

Harborough Hornets are a FA Charter Standard Community Club based in the South Leicestershire town of Market Harborough.

The club is a true community club that hosts 47 teams from under five through to our first team who play in the United Counties League Premier Division. The club is a focal point for the local community, providing a wide range of football opportunities, including inclusive football and more recently walking football.

The club has over 600 players and is run entirely by volunteers, who give their time freely for the benefit of the local community.

Already the addition of walking football to their programme has created great interest and provided a fantastic opportunity to keep people fit, and create a positive social environment.

Lawrence Jones, Chairman of Harborough Town Community Trust said “As a club we are delighted to be able to offer our support to Retro Rovers, and look forward to inviting them back to our fantastic facility in Market Harborough at some stage in the future.”

Want to get involved? Then contact Andrew Sheldrake on 01302 764663 for more information.

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