Walking Football is one of the UK’s fastest-growing sports for the over 50s! The Community Foundation run weekly sessions at our state-of-the-art Sheffield United SteelPhalt Academy (November – March) and at SUFC’s Gym Plus Complex at Crookes (March – October). Although originally designed for the over 50s, the Foundation welcomes anyone who would like to use this form of the beautiful game to; help get healthy, revive those bygone footballing glory days or just socialise with similar like-minded people!
Working in partnership with Step Out Sheffield and Drink Wise, Age Well we provide the Stadium as a meeting and end point to help encourage local people aged 50+ in our health walks. The walks have also become popular with Sheffield MIND who promote the sessions through their own channels. We hope these sessions will help improve/maintain good mental wellbeing and prevent isolation.
Fans, Teens & Childrens FC
In partnership with MacMillan, SUCF provide 1 session per week for people affected by cancer to come along and take part in low level exercise, helping them to keep physically active and giving them the skills and knowledge to maintain or increase there daily level of physical activity. The group is also a fantastic opportunity to meet other people in a similar position or have had a similar experience.
In collaboration with SIV and staff at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital we provide a timetable of activity at some of the city’s best known facilities. The aim is for children affected by cancer to experience places like Bramall Lane (behind the scenes), Ice Sheffield, English Institute for Sport etc. The secondary aim is to provide parents, carers and families with a bit of respite.
This programme works with young people aged primarily between 16 and 25 years that have or have had cancer. We invite young people to Bramall Lane for an initial meeting including a ground tour. This time is used to discuss what the group would like to do over the next 8 weeks. Our first ever group chose to organise and run a fundraising tournament /family fun day for people affected by Cancer.
Our Saturday sessions provide opportunities for young people with Down’s Syndrome and Special Educational Needs to take part in specific football and multi-skills activities. Individuals will take part in a range of activities delivered by qualified coaches which focus on the fundamental movement skills for football, teamwork and most importantly having FUN! Our aim is to provide sporting opportunities for people with Down’s Syndrome and promote an inclusive community.
Easy to access football sessions designed to cater to adults that are suffering from a diagnosed mental health problem.
+sport move and learn
Sheffield United Community Foundation has partnered with the Football League Trust and Ferrero UK to launch the + Sport Move and Learn Project, a national school-based educational programme for children aged between 9-10 as part of the global Kinder + Sport initiative. By combining six weeks of practical sporting sessions with classroom sessions, the programme encourages physical activity, promotes nutritional education and builds awareness of the importance of a healthy diet and active lifestyle. The programme is delivered by local community trusts connected to leading national football clubs across the UK and Ireland. The programme content is developed by nutritional and educational experts in line with the recommendations in the Government’s eatwell plate and the National Curriculum.