About

Easy, affordable and friendly opportunity for anyone to get active.

Community Kickabout is a small-sided football session for Over 30’s and is part of a fitness initiative, organised by the Tudors Supporters Club in partnership with Hemel Hempstead Town FC. Initially supported by a Community Grant from Dacorum Borough Council, the growth of the initiative has since been supported by the Herts FA’s Sustain, Revive and Thrive fund and Mental Health chairy CALM’s Caring United campaign. We’ve recently received the 2022 Active Dacorum award from Dacorum Borough Council.

Our sessions take place at Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Vauxhall Road, on FIFA Pro standard all-weather artificial grass; our matches are an easy, affordable (£5) and friendly opportunity for anyone to get active. The emphasis on these sessions is having fun! If this initiative is to succeed, then participants need to enjoy our sessions; in turn we’ll hopefully see continued participation and you’ll see an improvement in fitness.

Community Kickabout in action at Vauxhall Road.
Photo by Dan Finill

The session is for people aged over 30 because cardiovascular disease in people aged between 30 and 74 in Dacorum is statistically significantly higher than the averages for England and Hertfordshire and around 50,000 residents aged 50 and above suffer from a long-term health problem or disability. Our aim is to encourage participation amongst our community; whilst this is an initiative of the Tudor Supporters Club, anyone is welcome to participate (albeit we will subsidise the costs for our members).

There is compulsory use of the correct footwear as directed by Hemel FC for their new artificial surface – Football Boots with moulded plastic studs are preferred.  Please be aware that bladed boots of any description, metal studs, metal tipped studs and flat soled trainers are not permitted.

We’re pleased to be able to offer discounts to UK’s Armed Forces, Veterans, emergency services, NHS, social care sector and Dacorum Card holders. Holders of a Defence Discount Service, Blue Light Card and Dacorum Card are entitled to 15% off quarterly block bookings. Offer applies to quarterly block bookings (12 sessions) only, it is not applicable to single session bookings. Participation is subject to self assessment of health and compulsory use of correct kit; click here full terms of participation.

Defence Discount Service and Blue Light Card holders need to find Community Kickabout in their respective apps in order to gain the discount code; you may need to search local services to find Community Kickabout which is pinned on the map at Hemel Hempstead Town FC, Vauxhall Road. If you struggle to find it, please email us. Dacorum Card holders should email us to request a unique discount code.