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Walking Football for Health Asia is a research initiative on walking soccer driven by Celebrity TEDx Speaker, Dee Dee Mahmood,  multi-award winning Exercise Physiologist, Nutritionist & Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer (International Collaborations) of Edith Cowan University Australia (School of Medical & Health Sciences) supported by Edith Cowan University Australia, International Sports Academy and Eunos Community Sports Club, Singapore 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 teenagers to 70'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.

Not only, has Walking Football fitness scientific findings on cardiovascular fitness and metabolic intensity been accepted and presented by Dee Dee at the American College of Sports Medicine North West Annual Meeting in Bend, Oregon on Feb 23, 2018. 

 Dee Dee's and Prof Dr Robert Newton's (Associate Dean of Medical & Exercise Sciences Research & Exercise Medicine Research Institute, Edith Cowan University Australia) international collaborative research on Walking Football4Health has also been recently selected and published as the "Highlighted Article" for the Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports.

Walking Football4Health research findings were also accepted and presented by Dee Dee in the recent 11th International Conference on Strength Training on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2018 in Perth, Australia

Walking Football4Health Asia has achieved many significant milestones: 

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In reports by the daily newspaper Berita Harian in Singapore and Malaysia, Harian Metro, Bernama TV, RTM TV1,  Radio 94.2FM, FM 938 and others,  walking football has contributed in successfully engaging the community in healthy lifestyle in both countries. 

With testimony of weight loss of 20 kg by Ruminah Sidek and her ability to perform the penalty kick in the first launch of walking football in Malaysia to Noor Azni Yahya's  ability to squat and throwing away her walking stick after 2 months of training as well as improved her diabetes conditions. 

One of the coaches, Masykur Abdul Malek, has cervical myolepathy  found that he has improved his mobility noticeably with walking football. Initially unable to feel his toes and being unsteady even as he walked, now he is not only able to kick the ball, but has played in several exhibition matches too with the team. 

Paul Parker, ex Manchester United & England Player Officiating Referee

Walking Football4Health which first started with a humble beginning of only 10 ladies,  was first launched in Malaysia in April 2017.

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Now, currently it has a strong following of  upto 100 players of both genders from the community consisting of families exercising in this modified sport. Youngest walking footballer in the team is 15 years old Miss Amilah Zamri and the oldest is 70 year old Mr Hamdi Bakri.

It even boast of a "Home Ground" in Eunos Community Club Singapore. Its Home Ground Launch was officiated in Feb 2018.

The Singapore Launch by Minister of Tampines GRC and Mayor of NorthEast District, Mr Desmond Choo, was conducted on Nov 25, 2017.

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Another milestone:

Walking Football has been invited by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to showcase an Exhibition Match against Malaysia Football Legends and Heads of  FAM, Asian Football Confederation,  Malaysian Football Confederation to introduce Walking Football to the Malaysian community.

Harian Metro Media Coverage on Walking Football4Health in FAM

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

December 1 - 5, 2018, Walking Football4Health Asia goes to Perth for Exhibition Match and Performance Testings @Edith Cowan University Australia! 

WaF4H with Perth Happy Feet Team

WaF4H with Prof Rob Newton, Edith Cowan University Australia

And now...

Walking Football4Health has the honour of having an Official Theme Song titled "Terbang Helang" ("The Eagle Soars") by EMI Records performed by Akhir with Arief, Khai, Zhari and Lead Vocalist, DJ Elfie of Warna Radio FM94.2. 

Official Launch of Live Performance by Akhir on 10 Feb  2019 @9am-1pm at Eunos CC, Bedok Reservoir Singapore.

Be there! 

Dee Dee Mahmoodmulti 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 health empowerment programs to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health Asia. She conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally. 

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