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Swans take top spot at Walking Football tournament

Teams from across South Wales last week competed in a Walking Football tournament with the Swans taking the trophy.

Organised by Game on Wales, the tournament held in Pontrypridd saw a total of ten teams compete with the Community Trust’s Hearty Lives project represented by both an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ side.

Competing in five minute games, the Hearty Lives ‘B’ team saw off stiff competition to take the trophy in the final where they faced off against the ‘Ponty Park Rangers.’

“It was a great day and fantastic to see over 50 players taking part in the tournament, who, would not be playing if it wasn’t for walking football,” said Leonne Daniel, the project’s co-ordinator.

“For us to go there and win the tournament was just an added bonus,” he continued. “The players turn up every week and enjoy a friendly game, but they have also improved along the way. The spirit of the game for me is about getting people moving, inclusiveness and enjoyment, but for the players getting the win is a nice reward for their efforts!” he finished.

An initiative delivered by our Hearty Lives project, Walking Football aims to get more people active and involved with exercise and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Supported by the British Heart Foundation Swansea city AFC Community Trust, Neath Port Talbot CVS and the NPT Pass team, and co-ordinated by Hearty Lives NPT it also aims to reduce the risk of heart disease by getting more people involved in physical activity.

Looking to get your heart pumping but aren’t up for playing a full 90 minutes? Want to play the sport you love at a pace and intensity that’s right for you? Come along to our Walking Football sessions on Mondays between 12-1pm at the Meadow View Sports Complex in Swansea, or on Thursdays between 3.30-4.30pm at the Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

For more information, please contact Leonne by calling 07876885194 or email him on Leonne@scfccommunitytrust.co.uk


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