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Extra Time

Extra Time

Extra Time entered its fourth season this September, creating opportunities for over-55s to participate in different sporting activities. Funded by the Football Foundation and Sport Relief, the programme tackles three important issues for older people – physical health, emotional wellbeing and social isolation.

The success of the programme has resulted in 24 professional football clubs delivering individual Extra Time projects throughout 2010-2011, engaging around 1,000 people in their local areas.

As a result of Extra Time, participants identified reduced feelings of social isolation and improved physical health, with 70% saying they found everyday tasks easier, and 75% making new friends. Participants experienced physical benefits which in turn reduced their reliance on health services or medication; 21% reported using health services less.

Find out more about QPR's Extra Time project.

Look at some of the Extra Time's participants in action.