Still kicking is our free weekly football skills and fitness session for women of all ages and abilities - please do come along and join us!
"Still Kicking" started when we realised that there was a gap for women who maybe wanted to play football but didn't necessarily want to commit to join a team and play competitive football. We began to ask women what they were looking for and the answer was a blend of fitness and football skills with other like-minded people. And so Still Kicking started. Every Thursday evening from 7.30pm-8.30pm, Rachel, a qualified PT instructor, football coach and top class footballer, runs a session that starts with fitness and strength elements and then moves into skills and small sided games.
We had funding from the SFA South Region for a 6 week pilot that we started in Summer 2019 but we very quickly realised that it was something that everyone was keen to carry on after the 6 weeks.
We are now 3 months into the programme and the numbers have been consistent with an average of 14 women each week of all of ages and skill levels. We continue to welcome new participants along each week. Our sessions are free of charge and we find that people often drop in and out as their work and family commitments allow.
We are delighted with the feedback so far and we'd love to see new faces every week.
“I enjoy the structure of the sessions with the fitness at the start. I am happy to have a giggle with other novices while encouraging each other trying to play football.”
“I have been searching for an activity that keeps me moving but is actually enjoyable. Been looking to play football with other women for over a year but was frightened because I’ve never kicked a ball. I found this at Still Kicking, lots of different ages and types of women but great fun.”
“Great mix of women and activity with some general fitness to warm up. Makes me feel still young. Coaches enthusiastic and excellent set up and rapport with the women. Good for social skills too, no one is left out.”
We are looking forward to continuing into the Autumn and Winter and if you would like to come and give football a go in a fun and relaxed environment then please do get in touch with our Women and Girl's development officer Jude at: email@example.com