Making strides with walking football

THE Albion Foundation took a step in the right direction with their walking football initiative by hosting a second festival for over 60s and people with learning difficulties.

The summer walking football festival will become an annual event for the Foundation, with this year's event bringing together a variety of contacts that the charity have made in their time with walking football so far.

Chris Price, who is in charge of walking football at the Foundation, was pleased with how the event played out.

"We are starting to be recognised for having a walking football setup," he said.

"It is quite a unique group, we have brought a lot of different people together.

"Everyone has come for the same goal; to socialise and play football."

Raymond Powell, who regularly takes part in the charity's walking football sessions, is excited that the charity are doing more to develop their work with walking football.

"I think it's fantastic," he said.

"It's a good social thing, you get to meet lots and lots of people.

"I've been coming now for two or three years and there is people of all disabilities and skill sets that are coming to play.

"For me, it's a great afternoon out for an hour or two to be with these people."

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