Community Kickabout is a small-sided football session for Over 30’s and is part of our fitness initiative, organised by the TSC in partnership with Hemel Hempstead Town FC and supported by a Community Grant from Dacorum Borough Council. Click Here to find out more about our plans to get local people active.
We’ve now enjoyed four Over 30’s Football sessions at Vauxhall Road on Monday evenings and we’ve received some positive feedback – having taken an enforced break due to the lockdown, we’re now raring to go again following the announcement that restrictions on sports and physical activity are to be lifted. Hemel FC have now confirmed the facilities will be ready for us to resume at 9pm on Monday 7th December 2020. Booking is now active for this session, payment must be made online in order to secure your place.
Our sessions take place on the recently laid all-weather artificial grass at Hemel Hempstead Town FC and are an opportunity for anyone to get active (not just TSC members or Hemel FC fans); we’ve seen a good mix of people so far. Both the six-a-side and main pitches have been relaid to FIFA Quality Pro standards and we utilise whichever facility we have sufficient numbers for. The emphasis on these sessions is having fun! If this initiative is to succeed, then participants need to enjoy our sessions; in turn we’ll hopefully see continued participation and you’ll see an improvement in fitness.
The session is for people aged over 30 because cardiovascular disease in people aged between 30 and 74 in Dacorum is statistically significantly higher than the averages for England and Hertfordshire and around 50,000 residents aged 50 and above suffer from a long-term health problem or disability. Our aim is to encourage participation amongst our community; whilst this is an initiative of the Tudor Supporters Club, anyone is welcome to participate (albeit we will subsidise the costs for our members).
There is compulsory use of the correct footwear as directed by Hemel FC for their new artificial surface – Football Boots with moulded plastic studs are preferred. Please be aware that bladed boots of any description, metal studs, metal tipped studs and flat soled trainers are not permitted.