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Sonning Common Health Centre Health Initiatives


Walking Football

A slower version of the beautiful game. Regardless of age, fitness or ability, walking football maybe for you.  The main rules are no running and minimal contact.  Our local football club, Rotherfield United, are very supportive of walking football, including use of their facilities.  They meet every Wednesday at Bishopswood Sports Ground for an hour - a gentle warm up followed by 10 minute games with lots of fun and enjoyment!

For further information about the wide range of health and social benefits that Walking Football offers, please read the attached leaflet (which is available printed at the surgery) or contact Andy Tidswell, Chairman of Rotherfield United FC, on 07710 875728 or by e-mail andytidswell@gmail.com.

Information Leaflet

Walking Football poster 2018

Watch walking football clip on YouTube: Walking Football


On Your Bike

An annual bike ride around Sonning Common and the surrounding areas, starting and finishing from Sonning Common Primary School.  Visit www.onyourbikesonningcommon.co.uk for further information.


Sonning Common Green Gym

The Sonning Common Green Gym is a great way to be active, stay fit and combine this with giving a helping hand in your community!  Visit www.sonningcommon.tcv.org.uk for further information.


Health Walks

Health Walks, set up by Dr William Bird, aim to improve people's fitness, both in body and mind, by encouraging them to use their local countryside for walking.  Visit www.sonningcommonhealthwalks.co.uk for further information.


Park Run

A free 5k jog/run for all ages and levels of participant, our nearest local runs are Reading, Didcot, Abingdon and Oxford.  Visit www.parkrun.org.uk for further information.


GO Active!

GO Active, Get Healthy, a free project that aims to help people do more physical activity and exercise, getting more activity into their everyday lives.  Visit the Oxfordshire page www.getoxfordshireactive.org for further information on lots of activities in our area and it is searchable by postcode.


Couch to 5k

For advice and a free app about how to move from walking to jogging in a safe way (ideal for prep for your first park run - Ed!).  For further information visit www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/couch-to-5k.aspx


Step Watchers

A 12 week initiative to get you moving by tracking your steps and setting weekly goals to keep motivated. For information and sign up details take a look at this document: Step Watchers



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