WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL?

Walking football is different to regular Association Football in many ways and is aimed at the over 50’s age group. Many tournaments are now catering exclusively for the over 60’s age group.

It has very specific rules that outlaw all running and allows either no contact or only minimal physical contact between players. Over-head height restrictions and indirect free kicks ensure that the sport is played safely with full consideration to the participants’ age.

Teams are either 5 or 6-a-side. As a result of these rules, games are played at a slower pace, often on state of the art 3G artificial grass pitches, thus reducing the threat of pain, discomfort and injury, with players briskly walking through matches. This allows people who have loved the sport all their lives to once again safely get back to playing and also introduces the sport to people who perhaps have never considered playing before.

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WHO ARE THE WFA?

The WFA is the National Governing Body for Walking Football in the United Kingdom.

THE LAWS OF THE GAME

The WFA are currently developing these, and once completed they will be distributed to all clubs for consultation. WFA affiliate clubs will be asked to vote on their adoption. In the meantime the WFA competition rules can be downloaded here.

WFA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The prestigious WFA National Cup regional matches have started. Click the button below for the latest results. The finals for both the over 50’s and over 60’s will be played in October.

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