The Active Everyday service is feeling very proud of the success of the Walking Football partnership with Sheffield United Football Club titled ‘Fans Fit for Cancer’ (Fans FC). Just one of the popular offers on their menu of opportunities for males that wouldn’t normally attend a support group from a range of ages, ethnicity, ability and stages of their cancer journey.
Ian Margersion – Macmillan Involvement Co-ordinator said “it was really nice to see the relationships the service users had built, their enjoyment of the sessions, and the support available to them from the Active Everyday team. Well done to everyone at Active Everyday this has been a massive opportunity to the participants who have attended.”
The Active Everyday team held a focus group to gather the thoughts, experiences, and opinions of participants to help develop and design the Fans FC curriculum. Sessions are delivered by a Level 4 cancer exercise specialist and a Sheffield United Community Coach at no cost to the participant.
The programme has two elements, class room and physical activity. The class room activities are aimed at developing a person’s knowledge of how to manage their health and physical activity. The physical activities sessions are aimed at slowly increasing a person’s capacity whilst also offering them the opportunity to experience different forms of exercise; including, aerobic, flexibility, strength and sport (walking football).
Find out more about Active Everyday here