WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL?
Walking Football has become increasingly popular. It is exactly what it sounds like - a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. It is designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age, fitness or ability, as well as support people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age, injuries or ill health.
People who play Walking Football have seen many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure, weight loss and more muscle.
Our age group is 50+ and is open to both men and women.
Teams of 5,6 or 7 a side.
Indoor or outdoor.
No running with or without the ball.
No slide tackles. No tackling from behind.
Only 3 touches when you receive ball.
Ball not to go higher than head height.
There are a few more, but you will have them all explained when you come along.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A SESSION
A warm greeting from those attending and a bit of banter and laughter as well!
You can wear whatever you are comfortable in, trainers not studded football boots.
We have a 15-minute warm up session, followed by team selection and coloured bibs for each team.
We normally play, when indoors, 4 x 20-minute sessions, you can play 1 or 4 just what you want.
Cost is £4:00 to cover hall rental fees.
We normally meet (but not at the moment) at 10:00 am every Friday inside Waterstone Crook.
I am looking to add a Monday evening session if there is the demand, so if you think you might be interested, please let me know.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
We are part of the Walking Football Scotland East Region League.
Matches would be played at Gussie Park GA Arena on the last Sunday of each month. However due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the 2020 season was cancelled.