Walking Football

Walking Football is a new format of football aimed at encouraging older adults to play football again, on a regular basis.

The game comprises of the same rules as standard football, except players are not permitted to run. As a result the game relies less on physical attributes such as; speed, power and stamina, and more on accurate passing, good positional play, and strong tactical knowledge.

This particular format engages an age group that isn’t normally associated with playing the game, and gives footballers over 50 years old the opportunity to re-kindle their playing days and stay active!

Think about it…age shouldn't stop you playing football!

Walking Football is not played as you might see it in the premier league either; it is very adaptable, can be played at any level of skill and is open to men and women of all ages and abilities.

Play the game you love but reduce the chances of injury. Walking Football is a great way to keep fit, learn skills, have fun and socialise all at the same time.  

If you think your footballing days are over then think again!

Find your local Walking Football group here! (July 2016)

You can find some quotes from players currently enjoying walking football in Hertfordshire:

“At first I didn’t know what to expect, it was such fun and the programme really motivated me to exercise. I looked forward to it each week.”

“What really appealed to me was the walking aspect of the game – you wouldn’t believe how good the workout actually was.”

“It was so motivating to be part of a team."

“Completely exceeded my expectations and made me feel 30 years younger!”

Walking Football Magazine - Read Here!

A new Walking Football online magazine has been launched by members of the Walking Football community to add to the growing number of forums through which the game is promoted and discussed.

None of these are officially endorsed by the FA currently but we would recommend familiarising yourself with them and sharing where you feel appropriate at a local level in order to support with your own promotion of the game.

Download the FA Walking Football Laws of the Game below:

Download two FA resources below:

For more information, please contact Hertfordshire FA Football Development Officer, Adam Jones, on 01462 650210 or email adam.jones@hertfordshirefa.com

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