Walking Football With PNE
Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s - the sport is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age, as well as getting those back playing football who have had to stop due to injuries.
It is a non-contact sport, and anyone who sprints, jogs or runs while the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team.
It doesn't matter what your ability, or whether you're male or female, all over the age of 50 are welcome to join in!
Throughout the game, there are plenty of breaks for stretching and water breaks, and a full medical screening is advised before you take part.
PNE host weekly sessions every Friday - from 11am until 1pm and Tuesday from 6pm until 7pm at the Preston North End Community Training Centre.
Whilst the Tuesday session is a one hour slot hosted in the sports hall, the two hour session on a Friday caters for a 'social hour' where, after an hour of play, participants can enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits - accompanying the group’s discussion where the activity of Preston North End on the pitch is often a topic of conversation!
PNE Community Training
|6pm until 7pm||£3|
|Every Friday||PNE Community Training
Centre, PlayFootball (PR2 3TX)
On the 3G pitches
|11am until 1pm||£3|
“There are no barriers here; it doesn’t matter about your ability, how old you are or whether you’re male or female, we are all treated the same."
Since introducing the scheme in 2015, the Trust are delighted with the popularity of the sessions with just under 50 participants taking part every week - Because of its success on a club and national level, Preston North End are represented in various walking football tournaments throughout the north west, including an appearance in Sport Relief's 2016 Five Live A Side fundraiser where the group played alongside ex pros and current television pundits Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer.