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Paridah Bte Said - a Well-Travelled Walking Football Player

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. 

Leading an Active Lifestyle is Not an Option

Paridah Bte Said - a Well-Travelled Walking Football Player

Paridah Bte Said does not like to sit around doing nothing.

She likes to hike, cycle and do other forms of physical activities that best achieve her fitness objectives.

Ever since she was young, Paridah has always been a sporty person.

She commented, “I have represented my school in badminton and table tennis. But I love team sports because I can meet up with many friends.”

Hence why Paridah joined Walking Football4Health (WaF4H) in 2017. It was done concurrently with the Fat2Fit Program that was conducted by Celebrity Exercise Physiologist and Nutritionist Dee Dee Mahmood.

Her fierce sense of competitiveness does not dip with age.

One of WaF4H’s biggest aims has been to cross borders and boundaries to reach a global audience with a simple message of inspiring people to lead an active lifestyle through Walking Football.

Paridah has participated in many overseas friendlies and tournaments in other countries as well. It was no surprise that she felt the need to improve herself further when sparring with these international players.

Paridah Well-Rested after an Exhibition Match with Malaysia FAM 

Paridah in the winning Singapore team to the International Communities Games 2019 in Perth Australia

Paridah, standing, second from right

She said, “I feel very happy when I train with my friends. And when there are matches, I will try my best to perform well.

I also attend the weekday trainings to increase my level of performance.”

Weekday trainings only happen when WaF4H members wish to increase their level of performance when a match against an organization or an international team is drawing near.

But for any interested party, do join us every Sunday from 4.45 pm to 7 pm at Toa Payoh Stadium for a good workout of Walking Football.

Don’t worry, it’s very easy to spot us. We will be at the football field, and we will also be the ones who are smiling from ear to ear even though we may be super drenched in sweat and visibly tired after going through the training stations.

Just like Paridah Said.

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

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