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Foundation news: Villa launch Walking Football sessions

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Foundation news: Villa launch Walking Football sessions

Aston Villa Foundation is set to launch its brand new regular Walking Football sessions later this month. 

The first session takes place on Tuesday February 28, with a 2pm kick-off. 

Aimed at men and women aged 50+, walking football is a slower-paced version of the beautiful game.

The fact players can only walk makes it a great leveller, so the Foundation is inviting people of any footballing ability and experience (including those already attending other walking football sessions elsewhere) to join in. 

With refreshments available during and after the sessions, Walking Football offers a great way of being active and meeting new people. 

While the regular weekly sessions are purely for fun, the future will see the Aston Villa Foundation play occasional fixtures against other Premier League and English Football League teams – offering ‘Vintage Villans’ the chance to represent the club.

The Aston Villa Walking Football initiative will take place every Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm (except during school holidays), costing just £1 a time.  

Sessions will take place in the Indoor Academy building at Villa Park on Witton Lane.Anyone interested in joining the Walking Football programme can just turn up on the day and people are welcome to join the project at any time. 

The first session on February 28 will include a behind-the-scenes tour of Villa Park for those who have pre-registered, with details of the tour timings given upon registration.

For any questions or enquiries about the Walking Football sessions at Villa Park, or to register for the first session and tour, please contact Michael Wynter, michael.wynter@avfc.co.uk or call 0121 327 2299.


By @AVFCOfficial 17th February 2017
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