Coasters striker Danny Rowe laced up his boots on Monday night as the AFC Fylde Community Foundation successfully launched their Walking Football programme.

The AFC Fylde top scorer was put through his paces during the brand new session, aimed at encouraging over 50s to get involved in the sport.

Rowe, who netted his 26th goal of the season last night against Chorley, was delighted to see so many football enthusiasts attend: “It’s crucial that people over 50 keep active and it was great to see lots of people get involved. There are so many health benefits and it’s great fun too on the social side.”

Health and Wellbeing Officer Anthony Stayte, who runs the Walking Football programme, was also encouraged by the turn out. “The Foundation aims to keep the community, active whether it’s the younger or the older generation. It was great to see so many people turn up and I’m hoping that numbers increase every week.”

Walking Football is one of the latest crazes in world football and has seen much success in recent years since its inception in 2011 with almost 500 teams in the UK alone.

The sessions will be held every Monday (6-7pm) at Carr Hill High School Sports Dome (Royal Avenue, Kirkham, PR4 2ST) and all members of the local and wider community over the age of 50 are welcome. Sessions are just £2 each week.

For more information please call 01772 682593 or email

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