Walking Football

Millwall Community Trust provide free open access walking football sessions for 48 weeks. The Millwall Walking Football Club has run for over four years and has been successfully delivered in many different settings and locations such as TRA halls, community and leisure centres, estate ball courts, parks and Guys Hospital.

The programme helps bring older people from different backgrounds together through taking part in fun walking football activities which also helps reduce stress, isolation and loneliness. The session helps support older people who are currently inactive and supports those with two or three limiting long-term health conditions, including dementia, mental health, limited mobility to stay fit and healthy. Players often stay behind in our cafeteria area to socialise and have conversations.

The weekly sessions help take away the stress for those living with someone who has dementia for the time they are at the programme which is often all they might normally get. The group also has regular friendly matches and take part in mini tournaments.

Weekly telephone conversations also help regular communication going which reduces people feeling lonely away from the sessions.

The beneficiaries of the Millwall Walking Football Club are older people bringing people from different backgrounds in the local area together. The sessions are open access for any older person wishing to take part.

For further information, contact: [email protected]