In it’s continued efforts to bring football to all ages of our commnity Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club is keen to establish walking football sessions for Over-50s in the town.

Walking football is a sport which is becoming ever more popular at home and abroad – this was witnessed first-hand by club secretary, James Drummond, on a recent SFA organised trip to Holland, where all of the community clubs that he visited on the trip have their own walking football teams.

The club are looking for over-50s (male and female) to get in touch and note their interest in coming along and trying out a taster session of the game. All the rules are the same as normal football but the players cannot run or jog – hence the name!

Walking football is fun, promotes healthy living and also provides a good social engagement aspect as we attempt to bring people together for a fun game and hopefully a wee bit of friendly competition!
Anybody who wishes to register their interest in coming along to a session should contact the following: or call/text 07734845462.

In addition, any companies who would be interested in sponsoring or supporting this healthy living initiative should also make contact with James using the details above.

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