Boston United to host first Walking Football Tournament

By Hayley Cook on March 1st, 2016 - comments

BUFC Walking FootballUnited in the Community, working in partnership with Boston United, will host its first ever over 50s, 5-a-side, Walking Football Tournament on Sunday 24 April 2016.

Local teams from around the county, as well as those from surrounding areas, are invited to take part.

Walking football for over 50s has lots of benefits; it can improve strength, increase core stability, help you lose or maintain weight and muscles, and improve balance. It is also a great way to meet others and socialise.

It’s important to stay fit, active and healthy whatever your age, but as you get older, regular exercise and playing a sport like walking football can help greatly.

Holly Maidens, Walking Football Tournament Coordinator, said:

“Since launching our Walking Football sessions last summer as part of our Sport England Active Pilgrims project, it has fast become one of our most popular sessions, with up to 28 people turning up to take part.

“We hope the tournament will be a good opportunity to showcase walking football and provide players with the opportunity to socialise, as well as play at the Boston United stadium.”

Team entry is £25 per team, with hot and cold refreshments available throughout the day. The tournament will take place at the Jakeman’s Stadium, York Street, Boston.

For further information, please contact Holly on 01205 364 406 or email holly.maidens@bufc.co.uk. Alternatively, visit the Boston United website.