Walking football with Arsenal in the Community

We're excited to have welcomed the first participants to our exciting new joint project with Arsenal in the Community and Prostate Cancer UK, a walking football club for men with prostate cancer.


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK; around 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. While treatment options have improved, many men still experience physical and emotional challenges, including maintaining physical fitness. Exercise is effective in improving a range of physical and emotional outcomes for men with prostate cancer, including fatigue, muscle strength, and depression. 


We’re funding weekly walking football sessions and a prostate cancer support group at The Arsenal Hub. Walking football is an inclusive, low impact sport, helping to improve fitness, coordination, and strength. The club offers a social and supportive environment, where men can connect with others going through similar experiences and enjoy the benefits of team sports. The support group is a safe space for discussing the learnings, complications, and difficulties associated with a prostate cancer diagnosis. And, of course, whilst each session is inclusive to all ability levels, there's always some match play, as we know participants are ultimately there to play football! 

To take part or to find out more email Rhys at rratcliffe@arsenal.co.uk