Walking Football Comes to Fife thanks to GOGA

As part of the GOGA in Fife programme (Go Out and Get Active) supported by Spirit of 2012, Disability Sport Fife (DSF) is launching the first in a series of new football initiatives to encourage non active people to be active.

Walking Football is being introduced to the ever increasing list of weekly DSF sessions. DSF hopes to encourage older adults with additional support needs who are keen on football but can no longer cope with football as we know it currently; juniors who may feel more at home walking as opposed to running; participants with additional support needs who require a buddy for sports.

Walking football is becoming more popular by the day across the country. DSF is joining forces once again with partners Active Fife Football Development and the Fife Sports and Leisure Trust. Dave Costello from the Active Fife Scottish FA Football coaching team will lead the session.

Thurs 20 April – end of June – 11.00 – 12.00 hrs
Venue: Beacon Leisure Centre, Burntisland.
Cost: £3.60 per session (participants must register with Norma Buchanan in the first instance on a DSF form). Participants pay weekly at reception.
Coach Dave Costello

This will be the first occasion that DSF has organised a session at the Beacon. If the session blossoms then there are plans to move indoors to Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre over the winter. Walking football will appeal to participants of all levels of ability.

Richard Brickley MBE
President, Disability Sport Fife