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Turn up and play football in Wisbech

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A new weekly organised football kick-about is starting at Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech on Monday (April 13).

The kick-about will take place every Monday, between 9pm and 10pm, at Thomas Clarkson Academy’s 3G astro-turf. The sessions cost just £2 per player and will be led by a qualified coach. There is no commitment to attend each week; players can just turn up, pay and play.

Turn up and play football provides a recreational alternative to traditional 11 v 11 club football which is on the decline for adults nationally. This session will provide fun, informal football for men over the age of 16 who just want to come and play football for an hour.

The initiative is supported by Cambridgeshire Football Association and being funded in conjunction with Sportivate, a lottery programme which aims to give young people access to sport and physical recreation in their local area. Funding for Sportivate is administered by LIVING SPORT, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Sports Partnership.

For more information on the sessions please contact the sports centre manager, Steve Walker, on 01945 468408 or email swalker@thomasclarkson.cambs.sch.uk

Jo Bull, Cambridgeshire FA Football Development Officer, said: “Turn up and play sessions across the county have proved extremely popular, perhaps due to the flexible and hassle free nature of the sessions. The kick-abouts are a great way of enjoying the game as well as meeting new people and getting regular exercise.”

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