Walking Football made its debut on the 18th of January 2016 at St Joseph’s School with the first session held in the Sports Hall.
Aimed at the over 50’s and designed to use the skills of the game but at a slower pace it really is a great Sport to play.
Having led the first session Sports Development Officer David Wise said “The idea of playing the game at walking pace is strange but it
really is a good work out as you need to be passing and moving all the time”. “Tactics play a much larger part and the skill levels remain high as well”.
“In fact, it would be a good idea if children played this way in training as it really encourages players to keep the ball down and play
the game properly”. The sessions are going from strength to strength with good, regular numbers in attendance and we have played a charity match against the parents and coaches of Allerdale Girls and are currently looking to help in the creation of a county wide league.
The sessions are held every Monday evening at 5pm to 6pm with a cost of £1 per session. Anyone wanting to book a place should contact David on 07742547767.
FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT
Friday the 11th of November 2016 saw St Joseph’s link up with Cumbria Youth Alliance to create an exciting new Sports and Arts based community projects in the Moorclose and Salterbeck areas that offers free activities for our students on Friday evenings with a choice of session offering Sporty and non-Sporty activities so our students have the chance to do what inspires them.
The Coach leading the Moorclose project is Martyn Rossi. Martyn, who has recently been voted Allerdale Coach of the Year, works for Cumbria Youth Alliance and various youth groups in Workington and he has support Coaches with him to help run the group. From the feedback that our students provided Martyn focuses the sessions on team based Sports such as Dodgeball. His sessions are varied as well to cater for other interests.
The Oval Centre session is run by Angela Good. Angela has worked with young children in the community for many years and her session caters for more social and creative based activities. Outlined below are the details of both sessions along with directions and start times for both venues.
SPORTS VENUE WITH MARTYN ROSSI: MOORCLOSE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL (FORMERLY MOORCLOSE 6th FORM CENTRE) CA14 3SE
DIRECTIONS: Turn off at Moorclose Spar corner from Newlands Lane, turn right at the turn off for Studio 9 and enter the car park on your left behind the Library.
COACH: Martyn Rossi: Tel: