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Football Focus: Walking Football

Friday 1st December 2023

"I never thought I would be playing football at 81!"

Ken Amber

Getting active is the name of the game for a collection of walking footballers at the Mark Duffy Football School, and they are loving it!

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  1. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision

StreetGames - Accessible Sport for All

Tuesday 12th September 2023

Access to sport and physical activity is not equal. This inequality of opportunity is clearly reflected in stubbornly lower levels of participation by children and young people living in low-income, underserved communities. There is no lack of demand for sport and physical activity among children and young people in these communities – the right sporting offer is too often absent. 
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  1. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision

Accessible Physical Activity Provision

Tuesday 7th March 2023

Creating environments that promote physical activity and help reduce inequalities is critical to achieving the mission of making physical activity an embedded part of everyday life. Therefore, physical activity providers have a vital role, not only in delivering physical activity programs but also in making these activities accessible to all.
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St. Pol Striders: The story behind the women

Thursday 17th March 2022

By Jilly Walstow

My name is Jilly aka Mamma Strider. I set up a women’s running group in Hebden Bridge just over 4 years ago, I had a year where every ultra marathon I entered resulted in a 'Did Not Finish' (DNF) and I was left feeling despondent. I needed to do something - what if I couldn’t run anymore? Maybe encouraging others would be enough…

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  1. When we move, we’re stronger
  2. Creating active community assets
  3. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision

My Cycling Dream Becomes A Reality

Friday 26th November 2021

by Ifeoma Isife

I have a son, now 7 years old. I am the main carer and I take him out to ride his bike alongside other activities. I always walk behind while he is on his bike and most times, he would say ‘C’mon mummy walk fast’ or ‘you can’t catch me’ sort of phrase to make me close the gap between us or walk faster. Cycling with my son is the main motivation, his current phrase now is ‘I’m faster than you’ whenever he cycles past me.

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  1. When we move, we’re stronger
  2. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision
  3. Creating active community assets

Walking Football in Ryburn with Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees

Monday 5th July 2021

In June, we visited Ryburn United FC, where Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees have set up their very first walking football session for the people they support, and the general public too.

We paid them a visit to ask them why the session was important to them, and to see the impact it was having on residents.

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  1. When we move, we’re stronger
  2. Upper valley
  3. Creating active community assets
  4. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision