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Walking Football to return at Worthing Leisure Centre

Walking Football Update (Monday 29th June 2020)

Regrettably, we’ve had to postpone the re-opening 2-week trial of Walking football due to the continued enforced closure of Worthing Leisure Centre.

We are as disappointed as you are, but rest assured that this is just a postponement as the trial will definitely still go ahead. We aren’t sure when yet, as we are still awaiting confirmation of when we can reopen, but we will will advise of new dates as soon as we can.

 

Latest Walking Football news (Monday 22nd June 2020)

We are delighted to announce Walking football will re-commence at Worthing Leisure Centre for a 2 week trial as soon as we are given the go-ahead from the Government to re-open.

Please watch the video below from Jason at South Downs Leisure.

Guidance from the Walking Football Association

  • Strict access only via side gate next to outdoor changing rooms
  • Anyone who has a temperature or other Covid-19 symptoms must not attend and if they do, must be sent home immediately
  • Limit players per session.
  • Leave adequate time between sessions to avoid mixing of participants
  • Hand sanitisers to be available
  • Outside toilets available and regularly sanitised by staff
  • Separate sessions by age, 50-60 / 60-70 / 70+
  • Players to come already changed and go home to shower
  • Players to bring individual, clearly marked drink bottles
  • Balls to be disinfected prior to each session
  • Ensure game is played strictly as NON-CONTACT
  • No handshakes or hugs
  • Anyone considered to be continuing to cough or splutter asked to leave
  • No social drinks after or before sessions
  • Players to sign a new medical waiver form
  • Consider wearing of protective snood or mask
  • No sharing of drinks, whistles or pens or anything that could potentially infect others
  • Wear own kit and retain the bib throughout the session
  • All bibs to be washed after each day
  • All goalkeepers to wear gloves – these must be washed after each session
  • Dedicated first-aiders (SDL staff) must wear protective gloves and masks when treating injuries
  • Consider using 3 touch rule to control close activity
  • Reduce vociferous interactions during play (shouting as opposed to talking increases the risk of viral infection)
  • Adapt player groupings as far as possible to keep discreet groups and lower numbers e.g. 4-a-side games, 2 metre spacing fitness grid
  • As far as possible members to be asked to install Govt smart app when available

Walking Football Timetable

Tuesday (age specific 50-60 years)

  • 9.00-9.30 – setup
  • 9.30-10.30 – WF Fitness class (Pitch 1) (12 users)
  • 10.45-11.45 – Conditioned WF 4v4 matches x2 (Pitch 3&5 simultaneously)(16 users)
  • 12.00-13.00 – Conditioned WF 4v4 matches x2 (Pitch 3&5 simultaneously) (16 users)
  • 13.00-14.00 – packup and wash down equipment for next day including bibs

Wednesday (age specific 60-70 years)

  • 9.00-9.30 – setup
  • 9.30-10.30 – WF Fitness class (Pitch 1) (12 users)
  • 10.45-11.45 – Conditioned WF 4v4 matches x2 (Pitch 3&5 simultaneously) (16 users)
  • 12.00-13.00 – Conditioned WF 4v4 matches x2 (Pitch 3&5 simultaneously) (16 users)
  • 13.00-14.00 – packup and wash down equipment for next day including bibs

Thursday (age specific 70+ years)

  • 9.00-9.30 – setup
  • 9.30-10.30 – WF Fitness class (Pitch 1) (12 users)
  • 10.45-11.45 – Conditioned WF 4v4 matches x2 (Pitch 3&5 simultaneously)(16 users)
  • 12.00-13.00 – Conditioned WF 4v4 matches x2 (Pitch 3&5 simultaneously) (16 users)
  • 13.00-14.00 – packup and wash down equipment for next day including bibs
All bookings to be made online