Tackle Cancer

Tackle Cancer is a weekly walking football and support group for people affected by cancer. The sessions take place every Wednesday at the Football Development Centre, Bowthorpe Park, NR5 9ED.

To find out more information or register your interest, please call 0800 092 7640 or email support@big-c.co.uk.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is suitable for anyone aged 18 years and over who has been affected by cancer in Norfolk and surrounding counties.

The group offers an opportunity to get fit and play gentle football in a friendly and inclusive setting.

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What happens at a session?

Sessions are held every Wednesday from 11am – 1pm at the Football Development Centre.
Address: Bowthorpe Park, Clover Hill Rd, New Costessey, NR5 9ED

Relaxed football sessions

Led by FA qualified coaches and a Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation Practitioner.

Post-football social group

A chance to meet new people and make friends with people going through similar experiences.

1:1 and group support

Our Support and Information Officers and specialist nurses will be on hand to chat at any stage.

“Our Tackle Cancer walking football sessions are all about making exercise accessible and fun. Being out in the fresh air, meeting new people and being active has so many benefits physically and mentally.”


Supported by

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Cancer and exercise

Keeping active before, during, and after cancer treatment can help both your physical and mental health.

Take a look at our top tips and why not try some of our exercise at home videos.

If you’re unsure as to where to start, you can always give our support team a call on 0800 092 7640.

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Essential Flavour

We’ve been working with Co-Founder of Life Kitchen, Ryan Riley, and together have produced a 15-recipe cook book, which is available for anyone affected by cancer and the cost-of-living crisis.

You can download your copy free of charge from our website, or order your free copy (£3 p&p fee applies) and we’ll send it out to you within 3 working days.

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