The Hull FC Community Foundation have announced the launch of their Walking Rugby & Multi-Sport Sessions
Taking place every Wednesday evening between 6.00pm and 7.00pm at the club’s Centre of Excellence facility, the sessions are designed to help get those aged over 40 to get back into physical activity, and rekindle their love for taking part in sport.
The walking sessions, which include both rugby league and football, are open to both men and women, but for those who take to play at a slower pace.
The rules of Walking Rugby have been adapted so there is no running, a touch / tag format instead of full-contact and no kicking
The rules of Walking Football meanwhile have been adapted so again there is no running, very little contact and has kick-ins instead of throw-ins.
These formats provide less stress on the body and with no sudden change of direction or cutting movements, the game allows participants to play without apprehension and at their own pace.
While they were initially designed for older players, it is also an ideal way to play for those with mobility issues or returning to sport after prolonged injury.
Playing these sports at a slower, walking pace is still a fantastic way to keep fit, reduce the chance of injury and falls and joining these weekly sessions will have incredible social benefits for all the participants and it is an opportunity to meet new people and rekindle a sense of camaraderie within a team environment.
Refreshments will also commence when further COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
For further information and/or to register your interest to join our Walking Rugby and Walking Football sessions, please contact our Inclusion Manager Mike Swainger at email@example.com or 01482 304260.