Wolves Foundation present Power Hour

Active Through Football is a Sport England programme designed to help targeted communities become more active.

Funded by the Football Foundation, Wolves Foundation are tasked with delivering the project across Wolverhampton and focusing on areas of need or where provision for activities may not have been available previously.

The aim is to increase football-based participation in those communities across a range of different activities, and one which was recently launched is focused on encouraging females over the 18 to get involved.

‘Power Hour’ is a Tuesday morning session held at East Park playing fields encouraging females to improve their fitness via informal aerobic physical activity sessions.

They are run on the Foundation’s behalf by Amy Whitter, who runs a Fit Momma’s business and has already worked with the charity’s Healthy Goals project putting on sessions for mothers and children under the age of four at West Park.

“I have really enjoyed working in partnership with the Foundation on the Healthy Goals project and this is now a chance to encourage more females, not just mums, to enjoy some exercise,” Amy explains.

“It is an area of the city where I have tried to attract more ladies before but hopefully we can get more people involved with the Foundation’s support.

“It is for like-minded females in the community who can come together in a fun and friendly environment and support each other and try and achieve their personal goals.

“So often we find that exercise can benefit not just physical health but mental health as well, and people who might be suffering from anxiety or other issues can really benefit from a session like this.

“Any females who want to give it a try can come along knowing there will be a warm welcome in a non-judgemental environment and that they can not only improve their mental and physical wellbeing but also have a lot of fun and enjoyment at the same time.”

The sessions take place from 9.30am-10.30am every Tuesday and, as part of the Active Through Football initiative, are completely free of charge for participants.

Once everyone feels comfortable there will also be an element of ‘Soccersize’ where footballs are used as part of the exercise routines.

Females over the age of 18 can simply turn up for the sessions or, for more information, contact Amy on (07508) 389490 or email fitmommas@hotmail.com.

“Active Through Football is a really exciting project which has seen us work on behalf of the Football Foundation to encourage more participation among people who may otherwise not have many chances to access these sorts of opportunities,” says Liam Turner, Active Through Football Project Officer with Wolves Foundation.

“There are several different strands to the project, and we have more new initiatives in the pipeline, all of which are designed to help people become involved in football-based activities to the benefit of the whole community.

“Amy had already done some great work with the sessions put on as part of the Foundation’s Healthy Goals initiative and we are delighted to have linked up with her again for this new activity at East Park.

“Power Hour offers the perfect opportunity for females who want to improve their health through exercise in a really friendly and supportive environment.”