Give Parkinson’s The Boot

Give Parkinson’s The Boot

Fighting Fit Football: Football for people who have Parkinson’s Disease.

Do you or someone you know have Parkinson’s? 

If you are interested in playing football, making new friends and sharing common experiences with others who have Parkinson’s in a friendly environment, Fighting Fit Football is for you!

This football team is for people with Parkinson’s and friends and welcome to come along to support the training.

Sessions are fun and free, taking place on Mondays at 8pm for an hour. The sessions are held at Watford FC’s indoor training dome outside St Albans.

The team has been established by Nick Light who has Parkinson’s. Nick says: “Following my own diagnosis aged 45 I have been determined to fight the disease through regular exercise and Fighting Fit Football is my way of helping others to do this.

“We are also preparing to enter a team for the inaugural Cure Parkinson’s Cup this coming April, which is a fully inclusive event organised by Sport Parkinson’s CIC to encourage people with Parkinson’s to exercise. There will be teams and players entering from all over the UK and Europe, and so is a great opportunity to meet others and raise funds to help find a cure.”

Each team competing in the Cure Parkinson’s Cup is targeted with raising £1,000 to help fund vital medical research via the Cure Parkinson’s Trusts. If you are able to help, please visit their fundraising page. Thank you.

Are you interested in Fighting Fit Football?

Find out more and/or contact Nick via the Fighting Fit Football website.

Please note that you must pre-register for your first training session.

Give Parkinson’s the boot!

Just under 130,000 people in the UK have Parkinson’s. Our Centre offers two treatments which help you if you have Parkinson’s: Oxygen Therapy and Physiotherapy.