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Cure Parkinson's Cup 2023
Cure Parkinson's Cup 2023

Sun, 05 Mar

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St. George's Park

Cure Parkinson's Cup 2023

The Sport Parkinson's Walking Football Tournament 2023, the "Cure Parkinson's Cup" in partnership with The Walking Football Association (WFA) is back for a second year, bigger & better. For admin purposes, registration via the website is now closed - so please email garen@sportparkinsons.org

For late registrations please email
garen@sportparkinsons.org

Time & Location

05 Mar, 10:30 – 16:30 GMT

St. George's Park, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9PD, UK

About The Event

EVENT INFORMATION

The tournament will be held indoors on the Sir Alf Ramsey pitch - please enter St. George's Park through the main entrance and follow the signs to the Sir Alf Ramsey pitch.

Male & female changing rooms will be available for you to use from 10.30am, (please note, if you do leave anything in the changing rooms, you do so at your own risk).

Check in will be from 10.30am at the registration desk on the side of the pitch.

The group warm up, led by Joanna Eastough (England Parkinson’s Team Physio) will take place at 11am on the pitch with matches kicking off shortly after.

Spectators are of course welcome - please do encourage your friends and family to join us on the sidelines.  (Sadly, no pets allowed).  Toilets for spectators can be found at the main entrance to St. George's Park. 

WALKING FOOTBALL - RULES OF THE GAME 

• Any running or jogging will usually result in an indirect free kick • Non-contact • Above head height restriction on ball • Deflection above head height by goalkeeper – ball retained by keeper • No heading the ball • All free kicks indirect • No offsides • No tackling from behind  • No direct goal from kick-off or any dead ball situation • All free kicks have defenders 3-metres distant • Players may not play the ball whilst grounded – to include slide tackling and  slide blocks • Cornering a player is not permitted – allow opponent to turn • No 2 versus 1 tackling at barriers/wall • No tackling across an opponent at a wall/barrier • Playing with reckless or dangerous intent is an infringement • One-step penalty kicks • No restriction on passing back or out from the goalkeeper • Sin Bin time out for three either same or different infringements • Zero tolerance on abusive conduct

The WFA ‘Laws of the Game’ acknowledges  that this unique sport is evolving and  developing as it grows, but holds fast to the  basic ethos and values of the game - to  ensure all matches are played safely with  full consideration of every participant’s age,  gender and ability. It is therefore expected  that all players, managers and club members will conduct themselves  accordingly, respecting all fellow  participants, including referees and other match officials. 

WHAT TO WEAR & BRING WITH YOU

• 3G appropriate trainers or boots • A breathable shirt • Breathable shorts • Shin pads • Football socks • Drinking water • Completed medical form (see note below)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration to play in the tourmament via the website is now closed for admin purposes.  If you are still keen to play or enter a team you can email garen@sportparkinsons.org or call Garen direct on 07877 314 428.  We would love to see as many members of the Parkinson's community at the Cure Parkinson's Cup 2023!

We will confirm your place to play by email. Please note, when registering your interest to play we may need to pass on your contact details to a team captain.  Once your place to play has been confirmed, you will need to complete and return via email before the tournament a MEDICAL FORM.  We will send the MEDICAL FORM to you via email in February 2023.  

Schedule


  • 30 minutes

    Registration

    Registration desk

  • 30 minutes

    Welcome & warm-up

    Indoor pitch
4 more items available

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Join The Fun

"It has been clinically proven that just 2 ½ hours of vigorous exercise per week slows down the progression of PD and can decrease symptoms".

Miriam R Rafferty, of Northwestern University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Journal of Parkinson’s Disease

Our events foster community spirit, provide support, and offer forums for expert advice. We stage events throughout the year to encourage people of all abilities, experiences, and PD progression to participate, and to find the courage to continue or re-start sports that may have been given up because of a Parkinson’s diagnosis. 

 

All events provide a safe, inclusive, and fun environment.

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