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Walking Football

Walking football is a variant of football that is aimed at keeping people aged over-50 involved with football.

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An Overview of Walking Football

Though based on football, the key difference in the rules, from standard football, is that if a player runs then they concede a free kick to the other side. This restriction, together with a ban on slide tackles, is aimed at avoiding injuries.


The manner in which the sport is played promotes cardiovascular fitness whilst producing the least stress on the body. It also assists participants maintain an active lifestyle.


Visit your local FA page to find your nearest club.


When played indoors, a size 4 futsal ball is used. Outdoor games involve a traditional football.

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Indoor Walking Football

Indoor Walking Football

Walking football is aimed at the over 50's age group but is also suitable for players who can no longer play the traditional version of the game.

This Girl Can Sweat & Smile

This Girl Can Sweat & Smile

Ladies-only multi-sport and activity sessions in the Sports Hall for women and girls aged 14+. Enjoy fun activities, exercises and games with likeminded ladies in a fun, social and friendly environment.