Walking Football for the over 50s

Year 3 Sports Coaching student Scott Hadley used his little ECHO grant to pilot a walking football course in partnership with the Sports Activity Coach from Eastbourne and Wealden YMCA.
Matt Ewing, the lead sports and activity coach from the local YMCA said ‘the walking football project was a huge success and without the funding from the university’s little ECHO grant, we wouldn’t have been able to initiate a six week pilot. We are now working hard to set this programme up permanently. Despite only applying for a ‘little’ grant, it has and will make a huge difference to older adults in the future, striving to fight against social isolation through sport’.