Get a kick out of walking football!

We're making sure local over 50s get a kick out of the latest sporting craze - walking football!

Weekly sessions of a game that has all the same rules as football - but with no running - are being organised in Baslow and Matlock, costing just £3 a time.

Walking footballThe first - at Baslow's newly refurbished multi-games area, is on this Thursday (16 October) from 10-11am. Wednesday morning sessions will take place at the District Council's Arc Leisure Matlock from 22 October, again from 10-11am.

The District Council is working in partnership with Derbyshire FA and Village Games, and Chairman of the District Council's Community Committee, Councillor Jennifer Bower said:

"Walking football has suddenly grown from nothing to become the latest craze and we're delighted to offer sessions not only for over 50s, but for local people recovering from injuries."

There is no need to book in advance, but for more information contact the District Council's Village Games co-ordinator Becky Bryan on 01629 761385 or email

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