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(UPDATED 18.5.2018) Walking Football for Health Asia 
(Facebook: Walking Football4Health)

Exhibition Match vs. Malaysia Football Legends, AFC Grassroots Football Day @Wisma FAM on 12 May 2018 


Walking Football4Health supported by Edith Cowan University Australia, International Sports Academy & Eunos CSC


“Move for Health - Goal for Life" 

- Dee Dee Mahmood, multi- award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist & Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia




Background:  Walking Football For Health 

-dynamism and support system for health in a team 

Our Mission
To increase the quality of health and functional fitness through walking football by achieving best practices in fitness and health supported by scientific research, enabling the community to realise an improved quality of health as well as positive social interaction, thus allowing Walking Football for Health - Goal for Life movement  to be embraced nationally and internationally across the various age and gender groups. 

Our Vision
Strive to create and nurture an effective and productive walking football learning experience. To achieve this goal, every effort will be made to ensure that education on health, fitness and sports safety will be imparted to the players and  coaches to develop the skills, fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship and to foster and perpetuate these qualities at all levels of their walking football growth. To empower players for fitness to health. Walking Football for Health - Goal for Life to be recognised as a strong movement (communities-crossing-countries health empowerment) to promote "move for health - goal for life"  to the community.

Our Philosophy
To create an environment where  players flourish in health through fitness, coupled with positive social interaction and growth, encouraging  love of the game  so that players will be walking football role models for health. To achieve this goal, a supporting environment will be progressively develop  where health and fitness is synonymous of each other,  built on a foundation of strong technical skills.
In adopting all the above,  we strive to foster an environment of "commitment to health through fitness" for personal and community growth.  



Walking Football for Health Asia is a research initiative driven by Celebrity Dee Dee Mahmood,  multi-award winning Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist & Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer (International Collaborations) of Edith Cowan University Australia, supported by International Sports Academy and Eunos CSC to promote health to the community combating obesity and non-communicable diseases which interferes with the productivity and quality of life.

It is a communities-crossing-countries health empowerment movement, pooling together women and men of all ages (from 20's to 60's) with different levels of fitness (from sedentary to the fit) with various levels of health status, from the healthy to those with diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, asthma and even post cancer.



12 May 2018 - Walking Football4Health Asia were invited to The AFC Grassroots Football Day 2018 for Exhibition Match against Malaysia Football Legends to introduce Walking Football to the community. 





Plaque Presentation to Dato HJ Hamidin, Secretary General, President Elect of Football Association of Malaysia (FAM)

 Exhibition Match vs. Malaysia Football Legends @Wisma FAM on 12 May 2018 

Malaysian Legends Team: Dato' Haji Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin (FAM General Secretary), Dato Windsor Paul (AFC General Secretary), Dato Yap (FIFA), Peter Roo (FAM Technical Director), Datuk Soh Chin Aun, Datuk Santokh Singh, Kevin Ramalingam (MFL), Dez Corkhill (MFL), Stanley Bernard (MFL), B. Sathianathan(Felda United) and Simon Lim (Air Asia)

MEDIA COVERAGES
We were covered by Bernama, RTM, TV3, StadiumAstro and on FAM Official Page:

http://www.stadiumastro.com/sukan/bola-sepak/artikel/hari-bola-sepak-akar-umbi-secara-tahunan-fam/92169

https://www.facebook.com/BeritaTV3/videos/2195948883753614/


https://www.facebook.com/FAMalaysiaOfficial/posts/1658431724253585



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Dee Dee FIRST spearheaded the movement with Walking Football for Health in Malaysia.  
It was held on 15 Apr 2017
@PJ Sports Garage, Petaling Jaya Malaysia

with Walking Footballers from Singapore and Malaysia whom Dee Dee recruited from the community.

Guest of Honour was Paul Parker, ex Manchester/England Player & Roshan Narayan, Football Analyst Astro and Fox Sports was the host.

Bernama News Channel coverage LIVE:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1446607878692765&id=167047123315520









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Dee Dee presented scientific findings of the research on Walking Football for Health at the recent American College of Sports Medicine North West Annual Meeting in Bend, Oregon on Feb 23, 2018. 



Dee Dee conducted the research on Walking Football for Health   on Nov 25, 2017 in Singapore with Singapore and Malaysia teams.  The research is studying the impact of modified sports on community health and fitness.  The research was conducted in collaborations with Past President of American College of Sports Medicine North-West's Professor Dr Dan Heil of Montana State University .   



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Walking Football for Health Asia, Singapore Launch was held on 25 Nov 2017

@Angsana Primary School/Tampines Changkat RC Zone 4, Singapore

Guest of Honour: Minister of Parliament- Tampines GRC & Mayor North East District Mr Desmond Choo


Inaugural Walking Football for Health Asia Launch Kick 

Dee Dee welcoming our Guest of Honour - Member of Parliament, Tampines GRC 
& Mayor  of North East CDC,  Mr Desmond Choo

http://iamdeedeemahmood.blogspot.sg/2017/12/walking-football-for-health-asia-launch.html




The event received   strong support from  partners in health - Edith Cowan University Australia, International Sports Academy, MHI Training Master, Peacehealth Ambulance, Fitharmonik Online, Norwegian Seafood Council, Mak Ai Nasi Padang,   People's Association and Tampines Changkat CC & RC Zone 4 and www.deedeefitness.com  fourthofficial.com and WAKO, Active Red and XLab

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Move for Health Fitness Fiesta ushered in the Launch of Walking Football in Eunos CC on Sunday 11 Feb 2018 @9am - 1pm at EUNOS CC





http://iamdeedeemahmood.blogspot.sg/2018/01/exercise-motivation-character-building.html


Lion Angels Singapore Season 3 with Adviser of Aljunied GRC, Mr Chua Eng Leong & Mr Jamal, CSC Vice Chairman


With Our Health Partners: International Sports Academy, MHI Training Master, Githarmonic Nutrition, People's Association-Kg Ubi 


Dee Dee Mahmood, multi award winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist, is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. Her PhD research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council and Celebrity Beaute, this TEDX  Speaker has several signature community programs to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. She conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally. Dee Dee has just been appointed the International Scientific Committee and International Ambassador for the World Conference on Exercise Medicine, supported by World Health Organisation (WHO).

Read more:

http://iamdeedeemahmood.blogspot.sg/2017/10/i-am-dee-dee-mahmood.html

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