Variations of Walking Sport
The objective of the European Legends Walking Football programme is not only to promote Walking Football activities but also to inspire local community sport groups to apply the walking format to other sports.
During the life cycle of the programme, European Legends partners have engaged with local sports groups and participants to develop opportunities in other sports including hockey, tennis and basketball.
PSV Foundation- Walking Hockey
The PSV Foundation and Eindhoven’s Oranje-Rood Hockey Club have worked in partnership to launch and deliver a Walking Hockey pilot programme.
The PSV Foundation has been successful in delivering Walking Football sessions for 2 years in Eindhoven. The experience of developing a Walking Football session has enabled PSV to collaborate with Oranje-Rood to introduce Walking Hockey sessions. The training sessions are not only a positive way to promote physical health improvements, but also to establish regular social contacts. Each training session starts with a cup of tea or coffee and an informal gathering for participants to socialise and discuss the latest sport and local news.
Valerenga Fotball – Walking Golf
Another European Legends Partner, Valerenga Fotball from Norway, have used Walking Golf to engage with their local community. Their sessions were first conducted as a pilot, but now the club is working with local partners and clubs to make the sessions more sustainable and to move forward with more.