Club launches ‘Fit & Proper’ programme with focus on health

Lewes FC new all weather pitch. Kevin Miller
Lewes FC new all weather pitch. Kevin Miller

Following on from the success of its mental well-being work, the Lewes FC Community Team has created a programme to focus on people’s physical well-being.

The new ‘Fit & Proper’ scheme will use football to help fans and local people become fitter via fun football sessions on the club’s Rookery 3G pitch.

The programme will also extend into healthy eating advice and cooking workshops for the culinarily-challenged.

Commenting on behalf of the club, community development manager, Adam Wolecki, said: “Not everyone can move like Messi, but almost anyone can kick a ball.

“And we are not worried about who ate all the pies, so long as the pies include some healthy options too.”

Fit & Proper launches on Sunday, January 10, when the club will start running weekly football fitness sessions aimed at people of ‘little or no football ability’.

The sessions for women will run from 4-5pm every Sunday on The Rookery 3G all-weather pitch adjacent to the club, immediately followed by a men’s session from 5-6pm.

The usual price will be £5 per session (£3 for unwaged) but the first sessions on January 10 are completely free.

No booking is required, just turn up, play and feel better.

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