The club’s Community Programme is working with a local charity to encourage inactive people to get into sport and physical exercise.
After receiving £40,000 funding from Sport England and Sporta, The Sheffield City Trust is working in partnership with the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme and the Sheffield United Community Foundation to deliver four 12-week fitness courses.
The 12-week course, named the ‘Steel City Fit Club’, will take place over 12 months and participants will enjoy low-impact, football-related fitness sessions at Hillsborough and Bramall Lane.
Former Owls striker John Pearson will be leading the Hillsborough sessions.
As well as a fun and engaging the sessions will educate the participants on how to lead a healthy lifestyle and maintain their fitness upon completion of the course.
The course, which comes under Sport England and Sporta’s ‘Make Your Move’ programme, aims to get more women, older people and inactive groups into sport.
Each person who takes part will receive a free lifeCARD, enabling them to save money on health and fitness-related activities around Sheffield.
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