Finland looking to develop walking football

 WFS meet with the Football Association of Finland at Hampden Park

WFS meet with the Football Association of Finland at Hampden Park

Walking Football Scotland was discussing the walking football game today, with a delegation from Finland, including members of the Football Association of Finland at Hampden Park in Glasgow. The delegation were here to look at walking football and study how we are playing the game in Scotland, as they look to develop the game in Finland.

Speaking on the positive impacts that physical activity in sport can have on our mental health and wellbeing Walking Football Scotland Chairman Gary McLaughlin and Board Trustee Matt Ramsay, representing Glasgow Sport were joined by Robert Nesbitt of SAMH, who spoke on the Mental Health benefits walking football brings along with Richard McBrearty of the Scottish Football Museum, speaking on the wonderful Football Memories programme.

 Walking Football Scotland Chairman Gary McLaughlin

Walking Football Scotland Chairman Gary McLaughlin

  Robert Nesbitt of SAMH 

 Robert Nesbitt of SAMH 

The delegation continued to Bellahouston Leisure Centre where the Glasgow Sport team put on a great session of walking football. The Finnish delegation joined in with the Glasgow participants and everyone had a ball.

 Finnish delegation with some of the Glasgow Sport team

Finnish delegation with some of the Glasgow Sport team