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If Yan Can Play, So Can You

Written By: Shahrom Asmani (ex-football reporter for a few magazines and newspapers)

39-year old Football Crazy Person has been in love with football ever since he attended Singapore National Team’s matches at Kallang Stadium in the roaring 80’s. Has been a goalkeeper for a good part of the decade for a variety of teams but joined WaF4H last year because of the team’s mission and values.

WaF4H does not only allow participants to play football, holistically the team concentrates on various other aspects as well such as food, nutrition and personal well-being. Hopefully WaF4H can lengthen this writer’s career, be it in the football field or in the part-time writing arena as well. 

If Yan Can Play, So Can You

Sophian Bin Salleh has been searching for a way to exercise regularly for quite some time. Like any middle-aged men who has to balance family life and work life, Sophian, or better known as Yan to his close friends, felt it was necessary to find a way to be active rather than live a sedentary lifestyle.

He found solace in the sport that he has always loved ever since he was in Primary School. Football, or to be more precise, walking football.

It was Walking Football4Health (WaF4H) coach Masykur Bin Abdul Malik who advised Yan to join the team. Yan knew Masykur in SCDF 1st Division when they were serving their National Service and they still kept in touch after their NS days.

Yan needed a structured exercise program that enabled him, his wife Juraidah Katri and his four lovely children Jazmirza, Syazalya, Jazamsyar, Syazwina (not active member yet) to spend quality time and exercise together. Walking Football was a great answer.

Yan recalled, “It was Masykur who recommended. We tried, we liked it. It’s regular exercise and it’s cheap too.

We need regular exercise because my wife (Juraidah) was almost diagnosed as diabetic.

It’s really fun to play Walking Football as a family. It’s as if it is a family outing as well,” he said.

Yan and his Family Members Enjoying a Good Exercise Session

Thanks to Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist Dee Dee Mahmood, she can be credited to form WaF4H. This is her research initiative as part of her Associate Adjunct Senior Lecturer work for Edith Cowan University Australia.

Thanks to her as well, people like Yan and his family members can spend quality time together and exercise at the same time. 

If you can walk, you can play walking football! Come join us. We train every Sundays!

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