Though not an official activity of Abbey Church, Friday Night Footy involves several men from the church every Friday, from 8.30-9.30pm, at Abbeydale Sports and Community Centre for a grown-up kickabout. It is certainly not exclusively for men of the church, and all are welcome (if the numbers allow!). The ages range from 16 – 65 so the pace is not too fast and the skill level is variable. It has traditionally been men who have turned up but women would be welcome to come and play.
The emphasis is on playing in a fair and fun way so it is enjoyable for all, with those of us who are Christian showing Christian attitudes towards those from outside the church in the way we play and interact.