Walking Football


Earlier this week, Huddersfield Town Head Coach Danny Schofield visited a special walking football session hosted by the Club’s charity, the Town Foundation!

During the visit Danny took the time to pass on his expertise to the participants, all aged 50 or above, and even took his place in midfield.

The session, which took place at the Millers Oils High Performance Complex, was filmed by ITV as part of their brand new weekly EFL highlights show on Saturday evenings.

Town Foundation staff facilitate Walking Football every week at Leeds Road Sports Complex, with sessions being free to attend.

The programme is designed for those aged 50 or above and/or people recovering from an injury, with no running or jugging allowed on or off the ball.

Physical contact is also kept to a minimum to ensure that all players feel comfortable.

15 regular participants were in attendance on Tuesday, with the group being joined by Schofield and ITV presenter Aaron Paul.

Sean Downey, a regular attendee who was part of the original cohort that first took part in June 2021, said of the special session:

“Yesterday was one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences and I was so pleased that the Huddersfield Town Foundation was able to allow us to share it. Thank you.

“I know that many of my fellow attendees had a real buzz after the event and it was a real boost for our well-being.”

CLICK HERE  to watch the special feature, which includes an interview with Danny Schofield that was filmed prior to the Burnley fixture, on ITV Hub.

You can find a full gallery of images from the day on our Facebook page HERE.

In addition to the weekly session that takes place every Tuesday, 10.30am – 11.30am at Leeds Road Sports Complex, the Town Foundation is starting two new walking football sessions in the near future:

Every Monday, 5pm – 6pm at St John Fisher Academy, WF13 4LL (starts 1 August 2022).

Every Friday, 11am – 12pm at 5core Huddersfield, HD5 0AL (starts 19 August 2022).

To register your interest in any of these sessions or for more information, please contact the Town Foundation’s Health Manager Oliver Cundill in the first instance: oliver.cundill@htafcfoundation.com or 07741 671 595