Being run in partnership with the Nelson Health Centre
The Nelson Health Centre. Picture: Google Streetview
A weekly series of health and well-being sessions are now available for residents across Merton London, as part of the partnership between AFC Wimbledon Foundation and The Nelson Health Centre to ‘Club Together For Community Health’.
The sessions include walking football, women’s football and Silver Youth Club social session.
The partnership aims to use AFC Wimbledon Foundation’s huge reach with local supporters and residents to raise awareness of the local health services The Nelson has to offer, while also offering a range of activities to support community health and wellbeing. Weekly sessions now available to local residents include:
- 7pm-8pm: Dons Fit Football and Circuits
- For older, less active adults. Sessions take place at Plough Lane, SW17 0NR
- 12pm-1pm: Walking Football for adults 50+.
- 6.45pm-7.45pm: Women’s Recreational Football.
- 12pm-2pm: Silver Youth Club.
- A free social session for older people, at Old Ruts, SW19 3JS
The Nelson Health Centre in Kingston Road, Wimbledon opened in 2015 and has a range of facilities including: GP surgeries and a pharmacy; mental health services; minor surgery facilities; support services for older people; and a range of specialist outpatient clinics.
The centre was delivered by South West London Health and Care Partnerships including Fulcrum – an investor in community health – whose CEO Sarah Beaumont-Smith said, “We are delighted to club together for community health with AFC Wimbledon Foundation, helping to
support the wellbeing of local residents and highlight the vital facilities on their doorstep at The Nelson Health Centre. These latest sessions offer local residents a range of activities to support their health, fitness and wellbeing, so we can’t wait to see lots of people come along to take part.”
Fiona Sutherland from AFC Wimbledon Foundation said, “AFC Wimbledon Foundation is excited to be partnering with the Nelson Health Centre to help increase the health and wellbeing of football fans and local residents alike. It has been great to meet members of the local community at our drop-in sessions so far, and we look forward to welcoming many more people to these latest activities.”
AFC Wimbledon Foundation was formed in 2013 after recognition that the ground-breaking creation and success of AFC Wimbledon Football Club was built on the energy and effort of its supporters. The football club wanted to pay back this support by forming the Foundation to continue delivering vital community based activities and initiatives.
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November 8, 2021