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Who will be the first to walk the walk?

June 23rd, 2021

A fun format of the game which is growing nationally and overseas is yet to take-off in North Coast Football, but that may soon change.
This is the hope of enablers at NNSW Football, who are ready to help the first club to raise its hand to stage Walking Football.
Walking Football is seen as a format of the game which can help clubs retain members, and reach out to new people.
Simply put, it’s a game where players are allowed to only walk – and in the initial stages at the very least it’s recommended that games be non-competitive.
“It’s good for bringing in people from far and wide who aren’t involved in football, and can also help clubs with retention of members who aren’t as fit and agile as they once were,” NNSW Football Project Officer Michelle Forbes said.
The first club in NCF to set up Walking Football will be the pioneer for the zone – and while everyone has a lot on mid-season of the regular competition, the current shoutout is for down the track.
“We’re looking at clubs who might be open to running Walking Football in Term 4 or into the New Year,” Michelle said.
The other main program for bringing new people into the football tent is Kick-On for Women.
Michelle said this already has a foothold on the North Coast, having been embraced by Nambucca Strikers, Westlawn Tigers and at Coffs Harbour in the past.
The ‘up for it’ Nambucca club is locked and loaded to go again with Kick-On for Women, while it’s on the discussion table for Yamba.
Clubs interested in finding out more about this or Walking Football can call Michelle on (02) 4941-7200.
Image: Walking Football is fun and inclusive.

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