Walking football is a popular, and growing, format of the game

Walking Football

Walking Football is a relatively new format of The Game that has been gaining a lot of popularity recently.

The game, a slower paced version of the sport which is accessible to all regardless of age, health and ability, has experienced a strong organic growth in recent years and has acted as the catalyst in attracting many people back into football due to its various health and fitness benefits and a strong sense of fun and enjoyment.

Normally played at 5 or 6-a-side, in smaller 7v7/futsal goals, and with a few other adjustments, Walking Football allows those who may otherwise have had to give up playing to continue their playing days, as well as providing huge health and social benefits. Many sessions see players staying behind for a cup of tea and a chat.

The Laws of the Game for Walking Football have recently been launched by The FA. 

Want to get involved? See Walking Football sessions on the map below or use the search bar to find football near you!

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New  Women’s Walking football initiative to increase recreational opportunities, open to females 16+ to access, whilst offering a less traditional format of the game to get women involved.

A great way to Have fun, be Active & Socialise; whether your walking your first steps into the game or looking to reignite your passion, it’s everyone’s game!
- Worksop, Valley Leisure Centre – Monday Evenings, 7pm-8pm
- Newark, YMCA Activities Village – Weds Evenings, 5pm-6pm
- Mansfield, Oak Tree Leisure – currently on hold

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I had to stop playing 11v11 over 30 years ago due to a back injury. It's now sorted so I wanted to get back playing but there was nothing available in my area until I found Walking Football at Harvey Hadden. I'm just mad about playing football, I like watching it but I prefer to be out there playing it, you only live once so get out there and enjoy yourself!
- Chris Purser, 57

Get In Touch

By Phone: 07534 268996
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: michell.marshall@ottinghamshirefa.com

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