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SPECIAL INVITATION (Updated 7.2.2019)


WALKING FOOTBALL4HEALTH (WAF4H)

With

Celebrity Chef Amri Azim 

&

  Celebrity Dee Dee Mahmood, 
Exercise Physiologist/ Nutritionist, 
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, 
Edith Cowan University Australia

cordially request the 
honour of your presence to 


&
Launch of WaF4H Official Theme Song
 "Eagle Soars" performed LIVE by DJ Elfie of Radio Warna 94.2FM and AKHIR
  
Walking Football for Health (WaF4H) 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).

It is supported by Edith Cowan University Australia, International Sports Academy,  Eunos Community Sports Club, Singapore and renowned multi award winning Celebrity Chef Amri Azim of Steak Me, to promote health to the community, combating cancer, obesity and non-communicable diseases which interferes with the productivity and quality of life.



Walking Football4Health: Health Empowerment Movement

Walking Football4Health 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.



Walking Football4Health & Scientific Research:

Walking Football's scientific findings on cardiovascular fitness and metabolic intensity was accepted and presented by Dee Dee Mahmood at the American College of Sports Medicine North West Annual Meeting in Bend, Oregon on Feb 23, 2018 & in 11th International Conference on Strength Training on 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2018 in Perth, Australia







Research published as the "Highlighted Article" in the Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports.


Walking Football4Health Asia has achieved many significant milestones: 

Walking Football & Community Health, Berita Harian 4 Oct 2018
Bottom photo: Noor Azni Yahya, 62 years old, found walking football beneficial as she  rid herself from her walking stick just 2 months into the programme as well as had her diabetes in control

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. 

Walking Football's Testimony on Obesity, Diabetes and Cancer

With testimony of weight loss of 20 kg by Ruminah Sidek, 39 years old (see media coverage below)and her ability to perform the penalty kick in the first launch of walking football in Malaysia.

Rasidah Yahya, 54 years old (see media coverage below), a cancer survivor found that walking football aided her effectively in terms of functional fitness and health. 



Top photo: Paul Parker, ex Manchester United & England Player Officiating Referee, Rasidah Yahya, 54 years old, walking footballer, a cancer-survivor seen here with Dee Dee. Bottom right photo: Ruminah Sidek, 39 years old, lost 20 kg with walking football




Now, currently WaF4H 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.

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

Walking Football for Health Asia:


Another milestone:

Walking Football has also 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





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


WaF4H with Prof Rob Newton, Edith Cowan University Australia
Performance testings in Edith Cowan University Australia

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THE INSPIRATIONS:


Chef Amri who suffered a devastating stroke, not once but twice and ailing from cancer and Dee Dee who was once morbidly obese, had lost 4 family members due to stroke, heart attack, diabetes and cancer.

Dee Dee and Chef Amri comes together to inspire community health through Walking Football4Health
About Chef Amri Azim
Tel: +65 9893 2912
Facebook: Amri Azim



About Dee Dee Mahmood
Tel: (65) 91807372
Website: www.deedeefitness.com
Multi-award-winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist & Nutritionist, Dee Dee is the Academic Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. A Golden Key Honor Society Scholar, her research on high intensity training and obesity was selected and presented in the President's Cup Award in American College of Sports Medicine Annual Chapter Meeting 2016 in Washington. Apart from being Ambassadors to international brands such as Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council, Dee Dee is a TEDx Speaker.  About Dee Dee:



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