Free Walking Sports for Older People at The Docklands Settlement

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17th June 2016 @ 10:00 – 12:30 Europe/London Timezone
Docklands Settlement
400 Salter Rd
London SE16 5AA
0207 231 7108

Millwall Walking Sports for Older PeopleFree Walking Sports for Older People

Every Friday morning, Millwall Community Trust offers free walking sports for older people at the Docklands Settlement in the Rotherhithe peninsula.

Free Walking Sports, what is this?

The Walking Sports for Older people sessions provide an opportunity for older people in Lewisham & Southwark to get out and about and meet other people while having fun through taking part in sporting activities.

The activities help stimulate the mind, develop balance and hand-eye co-ordination, whilst also supporting older people and those with mental health difficulties or limited mobility. They may also help those with dementia to stay fit and healthy.

The sessions are also designed for the group to socialise with others over tea, coffee and biscuits before and after each activity.

Benefits Walking Football For Older People against dementia

The football sessions improve their communication and confidence and helps to get them out of their comfort zones and explore new things as well as keeping fit and interacting. Most importantly it is a lot of fun and a great way for the players to socialise with each other.

Who’s it for?

Men and Women aged 35+

What are other benefits?

  • Fun sporting activities to stimulate the mind
  • Supporting older people and those with mental health difficulties and limited mobility
  • An opportunity to meet other people while having fun
  • Developing balance and hand-eye co-ordination
  • Regular exercise on offer by attending weekly sessions
  • It may support people with dementia to stay fit and healthy


Get in touch

In addition to the Fridays sessions at Docklands Settlements, Rotherhithe, you can attend sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays between 11.30am – 12.30pm (Walking Football)  at the Lions Centre.

Richard White  |  07958 026876  (Rotherhithe sessions)

Dean Palmer  | 07984 033221 (Lion Centre)

"This is a great way for older people like myself to stay fit while meeting new friends and maybe trying something new."

Dave Cusack (age 60) – former Millwall player


About the venue

The Dockland Settlement Community Centre in Rotherhithe opened January 2015. It has a Dance Studio equipt with wall length mirrors, underfloor heating and a kitchen attached to make refreshments. Large sports hall with soft mats, ideal for Gymnastics, Kung-Fu and Tai-Chi. A small meeting room which caters up to 10 people. 5/6 3G Astro-Turf Pitch suitable for all weathers.

They have a general purpose room which is DJ’s Coffee Shop 6 days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 7am to 5pm and on weekends from 9am – 4pm) and Southwark Youth Group who use the space Tuesdays ,Thursdays and Fridays.

They also have a communal garden open for all people around the local area.

Millwall Community Trust

Millwall Community Trust LogoMillwall Community Trust uses the positive influence of football and Millwall FC branding to engage with people and provide opportunities within our local neighbourhoods. They ensure that all our staff have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to deliver a high quality service for local young people and other groups in the community. MCT works with a range of partnership agencies, which include youth offending teams, pupil referral units, mental health groups and local authorities.

Millwall Community Trust support includes:

  • Youth engagement programmes designed to use football to engage with local young people
  • Delivering diversionary activities for young people in some of the most challenging communities
  • Providing free activities in neighbourhoods to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour at key times of the week, which offer positive activities and helps to keep young people away from harmful influences at these times
  • Supporting young people who are either in a gang or deemed at risk of becoming involved in crime and offer people the opportunity to turn away from gang life
  • Developing training courses and workshops to encourage the young people to develop new skills
  • Helping to break down barriers between police and young people
  • Activities for older people


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