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Mature Millers receive extra funding in aim to combat social isolation

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The Mature Millers Walking Football Association are delighted to have received £5,000 from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) to allow them to support current and new older adults in getting active and reducing social isolation.

The Mature Millers Walking Football Association will use the money to meet twice per week for a game of walking football followed by the chance for a coffee and a good catch up. The sessions are open to those aged 50+ and are a great way to continue your love of the beautiful game.

Whilst the game is a little slower than regular football, don’t be fooled by the term “walking football.” The players still get quite a sweat on and it’s certainly a chance for your team spirit and competitive side to shine through. With separate sessions for males and females the project will give the opportunity for people to continue playing football, return to the game, or even give it a go for the first time.

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Sessions for men take place on Mondays at 11:45am and for women on Thursdays at 6pm. Both take place at Parkgate Astro and more sessions are set to be added in May 2021.

Club Secretary Chris Baker said: “At the Mature Miller’s WFC we are so grateful to the SYCF and the financial contributors for helping us continue and grow the walking football community. The mental and physical benefits are immense, so get up from your sofa and join us!”

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Tom Austen
Tom grew up in Aston, Rotherham and studied Human Geography at Nottingham Trent University before developing a passion for promoting Rotherham and a nose for a good story.

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