The 64-year-old took to Instagram to share a photo of herself in a bright white football kit, including a flattering pair of shorts, explaining that she’s taken up football – much to her own surprise as well as that of her fans.
Last Friday I spent a few hours playing football. Walking football that is but I kept getting told off for running!!!” Denise wrote on Instagram.
She went on to explain that her new passion was spurred on by charity Age UK, who has teamed up with the FA to encourage people over 50 to get out and about, meet new people and learn basic football skills.
“Many people have really struggled to regain their confidence over the last few years and this is the perfect opportunity,” Denise said. “I’m not a football fan but spurred on by our Lionesses I loved it!!! I was also older than half the girls there!!!”
Denise Welch has taken up football
Explaining why she’s taken with her new hobby, Denise wrote: “It’s so good as physical exercise but also great for improving mood and getting those endorphins going.”
The presenter’s fans were impressed with her new venture, with one writing: “This is so cool Denise,” while another said: “Well done, you are such an inspiration to women.” Another jokingly asked if she was the newest Lioness signing.
Denise Welch is new to football
Given Denise’s determination, we wouldn’t be surprised if she goes pro!