Chesterfield FC Senior Spireites – Raising Physical Activity Levels for Over 55s

This is the title of the presentation that Rachel Booth, Sport and Activity Manager, Chesterfield FC Community Trust will be giving at the conference Getting Older People Physically Active.

Chesterfield FC Community Trust is a registered charity that works closely with Chesterfield Football Club using football as a tool to raise sport and physical activity participation, improve education and skill levels and promote social inclusion.

Between 2010 and 2012 the Trust delivered a successful “Extra Time” project aiming to raise physical activity levels and reduce social isolation for people aged 55 years and over.  It was as part of this project that the Trust started the Walking Football fever that has since swept across the nation.

The Trust has recently opened a state of the art £1.5 million community hub at the Proact Stadium.  The facility, the only one of its kind in English football is the perfect base to further develop the Trust’s work with older people (branded as the Senior Spireites).

Rachel Booth is Sport and Activity Manager at Chesterfield FC Community Trust and leads on a range of sports participation and health projects for the Trust.

This event takes place on 4th November at Chesterfield FC Community Trust, Derbyshire and will be presenting new ways of engaging and retaining older people in sport and physical activity producing psychological, physical and social benefits

Full details on the event can be found on

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