Stride On! Prostate Cancer Walking Football have joined Tackle.

Arsenal in the Community have recently launched an exciting new project called ‘Stride On: Walking football for Men affected by Prostate Cancer, they are the latest group to join the Tackle sphere. The project is running in partnership with UCLH (University College London Hospitals) and is funded by the UCLH Charity’s Cancer Fund.

Sessions are completely free to attend and involve a 45-minute social group followed by an hour of Walking Football, delivered by our Arsenal community coaches. The sessions are beginner friendly, and individuals do not need to have any level of footballing ability to take part.

In fact, the group want to provide a safe space for Men to exercise in a fun environment through the power of football. Walking football is low impact and has adapted rules to make it more inclusive and suitable for Men at different stages of their cancer journey.

The community team are also working with participants to find out what topics may be of interest and then work to bring in occasional guest speakers that specialise in those areas. The group recently welcomed, Arsenal Legend Charlie George who told some fantastic stories. They are also looking to have a Nurse Specialist from Prostate Cancer UK who will do a Q&A around PSA testing and the fears and stresses of living with cancer.

If you’re in the area, why not bob down? Sessions run on Friday evenings at The Arsenal Hub. Contact Health & Wellbeing Manager Rhys today to register your interest and sign up at [email protected] or call on 07548107576

Although we’re not aware of many prostate cancer walking football groups, there is the Walking Football Association who will be able to direct you to your nearest walking football group, as well as potentially having some more info on whether there are more prostate cancer specific groups around.

Find your nearest Tackle support group by heading here.


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