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Walking Football

The Football Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0800 169 1863

Get Involved

What is Walking Football?

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

Benefits

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.

Involvement

Visit your local FA page to find your nearest club.

Equipment

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

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

Local Contacts

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

Leicestershire & Rutland County FA

Telephone
0116 286 7828
Url
http://www.leicestershirefa.com/

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
    County Sport Network
    Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
  • NWL LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
    O&W LSA

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
  • Melton LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
  • O&W LSA
    H&B LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA