Walking Football is one of the UK’s fastest-growing sports for the over 50s! Sheffield United Community Foundation run weekly sessions at our state-of-the-art Sheffield United SteelPhalt Academy. 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!
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.
PL Girl's Football
Sheffield United Community Foundation is one of nearly 90 football clubs across the country that will receive funding from the PLCF and The Football Association to provide open community sessions for females aged 11+. A pathway is also provided for those new to the game who take a keen interest in progressing onto a local club or Regional Talent Centre to encourage long term participation. The weekly football sessions are organised by the Foundation’s Premier League Programme Coordinator, Rachel Charles, and feature key messages on developing an active and healthy lifestyle. In addition, the programme also seeks to increase the girl’s confidence and activity rates, whilst addressing women’s common concerns around fitness, weight management, awareness of sexual exploitation and sporting ability. The sessions are delivered in a female only zone which enables participants to feel comfortable and help them develop self-confidence in a safe, male free environment. Attendees also have the opportunities to receive tickets for SUFC games as part of a reward scheme which includes guest appearances from Blades players and female role models. They will also get the chance to take part in local and national tournaments organised by clubs and the Premier League.
Holiday camps give boys and girls aged 5 to 13 the opportunity to receive qualified coaching during the school holidays. Our camps take place at various facilities across the city and blend fun activities with structured coaching and games. Children are able to improve their techniques through a variety of activities, learn new moves and skills and most importantly, have loads of fun. It is also a chance for children to make new friends in a safe and friendly environment. In addition we pride ourselves on promoting respect, politeness, encouragement, fairplay and teamwork.
Briefly our camps offer:-