Since 2015 the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme has delivered a Health and Inclusion service aimed to have a positive impact on the health agenda within the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area.
The Health department has three main areas which cater for mixed abilities and ages including:
- Healthy Owls supporting schools to educate young people on a balanced diet and active life style
- Walking Football for those who are getting back into football due to injury or enjoy non-contact football
- Fit Club offering the whole package of fundamental dietary knowledge mixed with physical activity
encouragement given in a 12-week programme
Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme has always been heavily involved with charities and raising money through the power of sport and community. A recent Walking Football charity event held at St. George’s Park, Thorncliffe, involved our players holding their own friendly matches against Barnsley, Swallownest and Wakefield Wanderers.
The occasion raised over £600 for the Bobby More Fund and Cancer Research UK.
The featured image (above) shows a recent Walking Football match, resulting in a 2-1 loss for the SWFCCP team. Despite the loss, both teams enjoyed the 40 minute (split into two parts) game and gained excellent experience.
Many of the Fit Club members have seen great change such as a decrease in body fat percentage, and improvement of overall general health and well being. Their journey has been enhanced as these lifelong owls fans have been able to exercise at Hillsborough stadium, where they’ve watched their first team players in action for many years.
You can still join for the next Fit Club programme starting on Wednesday 23rd August.
All information for each programme can be found on the community programme website. Be inspired and start seeing a change today!