We're creating more opportunities for adults living in East Gateshead, High Fell and Deckham to improve their health and wellbeing through sport.

We're delivering the Active Through Football programme together with Sport England, the Football Foundation and local partners including Gateshead Older People's Assembly and Edberts House.

Active Through Football sessions

All sessions are completely free to join.

Walking football

Walking football offers several health benefits, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke while improving blood pressure. It also gives you the chance to become involved in something you really enjoy while making new friends. 

Where and when:

  • Gateshead International Stadium, 3-5pm on Mondays (in partnership with Gateshead Older People's Assembly - for participants aged 50+)
  • Gateshead International Stadium, 6-7pm on Thursdays (in partnership with Gateshead FC - all participants welcome)
  • Gateshead Older People's Assembly, Deckham, 10-11am and 11am-12 noon on Fridays (for participants aged 50+)


Soccercise can be tailored for all levels of fitness. It can help introduce you to football, re-familiarise those who haven't played for a while or an alternative way to keep fit. The inclusion of footballs adds co-ordination and core stability to familiar exercises, followed by a cuppa, a chat around health nutrition and future sessions/activities. 

Where and when:

  • Larkspur House, 10am-12 noon on Tuesdays - all participants welcome
  • Pattinson House, 10am-12 noon on Wednesdays - all participants welcome

Felling Active Mams

Get involved in fun actvities to help you keep fit and healthy, including soccercise, boxercise, multi-sports and parent vs children games.

Where and when:

  • Felling Community Centre, 5-6pm on Thursdays

Girls and Goals - Lion Lasses

Feeling inspired by the Lionesses? Women of all abilities and fitness levels welcome!

Where and when:

  • The Elgin Centre, Deckham, 6-7pm on Tuesdays (aged 16+)

Women's Hub fitness sessions

Where and when:

  • Edberts House, 10-11am (for women aged 16+)

For more information about the Active Through Football programme or to get involved with any of the sessions, email ActiveThroughFootball@gateshead.gov.uk