Birthday boy David thanks Walking Football!

Birthday boy David thanks Walking Football!

Burnley FC in the Community’s weekly Walking Football sessions continue to see a number of success stories across the season and regular participant David is certainly reaping the benefits!

David said: “I turned 80 this week but it certainly won’t prevent me appearing twice a week at the Turf for Walking Football once it resumes in the New Year.

“It is superb exercise and the BFCitC guys (and girls) are great. It is not just good exercise but it’s a great way to meet others – and the football is good too.

“Hands up to Burnley FC in the Community for laying on such very worthwhile free keep-fit sessions. As a non-footballer since I was a teenager (as a journalist I was always reporting on it, rather than playing) I find the others willing to forgive my inadequate ability and more than surprised when I do something right, like score, which I have done on a few occasions. And on the rare occasions when I have been whistled up by the referee for ‘running’ it has been a great opportunity to tell my children and grandchildren that I can obviously still run!”

A big Happy Birthday to David from everybody at Burnley FC in the Community who look forward to celebrating with you when sessions resume in the New Year! 

Whether you’re looking to get active, make friends or improve your mental wellbeing, Walking Football is a perfect opportunity to try something new or to get back into the game.

Walking Football sessions are aimed at both males and females aged over 50, but anyone aged 18+ is welcome to get involved. It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new or to get back into the beautiful game. To find out more, click here