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Free football, fun and fitness at fifty!

The big day approaches as Walking Football for those over 50 years of age kicks off in São Brás de Alportel on Tuesday, November 15.

Regular exercise is playing an increasingly important role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle into later life. So there can be no better way of keeping the heart pumping and the joints supple by playing the slower-paced version of the beautiful game.

There are participants well into their 70s enjoying Walking Football. In the UK there are now over 800 clubs whilst in the Algarve this new venue will be the fifth.

To give players an opportunity “to have a go”, this month will be “no pay November” and thereafter €3 per session. The action gets underway at 9.30am at the Campo de Jogos Municipal astro-turf pitch in Rua João de Deus, São Brás de Alportel. C.W.


Photo: Walking footballers from Olhão will be helping to launch the new São Brás de Alportel venue on Tuesday