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Former Owls stars back walking football

9 June 2015

To help promote the club’s Community Programme’s walking football project former Owls stars Lawrie Madden and John Pearson will be playing in a one off session next Tuesday.

The initiative, ‘Walking Football’, is designed to help people keep active and is aimed at getting those back to playing football who had to stop due to injury.

The former players will be joining in on Tuesday 16 June between 1:30 – 2:30pm at Concord Sports Centre.

Walking football is non-contact and anyone that sprints, runs or jogs whilst the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team.

Former Owls striker John Pearson said: “Walking football is a great way to keep playing football and staying active. It makes keeping fit more fun and it’s good to feel part of a team and score some goals again!”

Working in partnership with Sheffield International Venues and the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA, new players will have the opportunity to play walking football for the club’s Community Programme.

The Owls team will represent the club in the Football League’s regional competition at the end of June at Doncaster FC with the winning team playing at St. George’s Park.

Weekly sessions – Tuesdays:

•    1.30 - 2.30pm Concord Sport Centre

•    5:00 – 6:00pm Springs Leisure Centre

Weekly sessions – Thursdays:

•    10:00am – 11:00am Richmond Park

For more information contact Matt Bray on 0014 3240 523 or 07904330801 or e-mail

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