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Woodside Leisure Centre Astro

FFFC Parkinson's Walking Football

We welcome people with Parkinson's for a supportive & friendly walking football training session at Woodside Leisure Centre, Watford. All abilities & ages welcome, for both men & women.

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FFFC Parkinson's Walking Football
FFFC Parkinson's Walking Football

Time & Location

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12 Apr 2024, 12:30 – 13:30

Woodside Leisure Centre Astro , Horseshoe Ln, Watford WD25 7HH, UK

About the Event

Walking football is perfect for people with Parkinson’s as it is low contact, with no running but plenty of movement and cardio exercise.  These are our new daytime sessions held on the new 3G (astroturf) football pitch at Everyone Active's Woodside Leisure Centre in Gaston, Watford.

All our football events are designed to be fun and supportive & are perfect for beginners.  They typically comprise a short warm up and stretching exercises & small group matches, all at your own pace. Suitable for any ages or abilities, regardless of previous experience, for both men & women.

For safeguarding reasons, new players must pre-register for their first event before they can play, please ensure you click the register button and submit the online registration form prior to attending.

Registration is subject to your agreement of our Member's Code of Conduct  which must be read and followed by all participants during our events. You can access this here.

We request that you do not participate in an event if you, or someone you live with, has tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, or are awaiting test results, or has / had any of the following in last 10 days:

  1. A high temperature (above 37.8°C);
  2. A new, continuous cough
  3. A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste.

On the day:

  1. What to bring:  Bring your own easily identifable refreshments.
  2. What to wear: wear trainers / astro boots or boots with moulded studs (no metal or screw-in studs please) and clothing appropriate for exercise.  Don't forget layers for the colder days and waterproof top  on wetter days. Shin pads are optional.
  3. Where to go: The 3G pitch is at the rear of Woodside Leisure Centre, please drive into the main entrance & follow the road round to the rear of the building to the Upper Car Park with the pitches on the left. 
  4. Where to park: There is plenty of free parking at the leisure centre. Remember to add your car reg number into the ticket machine to get free parking, and to avoid a parking ticket.
  5. Where to find us: You will find us on Pitch 4 (furthest from the astro pitch entrance), which is hired for 1 hour.
  6. We will run in most weathers except in extreme wet, wind, cold or heat or thunder storms where it would be unadvisable to play. If we have to cancel due to poor weather we will give you as much advance notice as possible.  

We look forward to seeing you on the day! 

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