Before the pandemic, the Merseyside Life After Stroke Group started some walking football sessions at Active Soccer in Maghull working in partnership with Liverpool County FA.
These sessions have now been re-started and will take place on Fridays from 1.30pm-2.30pm at LCFA Sefton.
LCFA volunteer and stroke survivor Steve Rimmer said; "Anyone who has been hit by a stroke will know it is a traumatic experience. The Stoke Association offer a lot of support and will try to help people understand what has happened and rebuild their lives. No two stokes are the same, but a lot of the problems they cause are."
LCFA and the Merseyside Life After Stroke Group have worked hard to create a welcoming and supportive environment, and all attendees are incredibly empathetic and understanding of everyone else's difficulties.
Steve continues; "People will usually have a tea or a coffee after the session, which is an opportunity for everyone to engage with each other and help with social isolation, and is also a great way to make new friends at the same time."
Football Development Officer (Inclusion) Stuart Carrington said; "Walking football is a big part of these guys' lives and LCFA are delighted to be working alongside Steve and the Mersey Stroke Group. This group is going from strength to strength and can only get bigger and better."
We are delighted to be able to provide these free fun Walking Football sessions, and all are welcome to come along and join in with these sessions at LCFA Sefton.
If you would like more information about the sessions, please use the contact information provided below.
Steve Rimmer - 07515 278052 - firstname.lastname@example.org