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 no 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.
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 have developed these after much consultation with clubs and referees. All WFA affiliated clubs and referees were asked to vote on the proposed changes to the 2018 rules.
WFA NATIONAL CUP
The world’s oldest, largest and most prestigious walking football tournament culminated in a series of exciting Grand finals in 2018 with LEGGY MAMBOS, WATFORD, and CLEVEDON the Cup winners in the over 50s, 60s and 65s categories.
A record number of entries for 2019. The 2nd round is now being played. Results are published in special newsletters.
- Keeps you fit & healthy
- Reduces stress
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease & strokes
- Improves blood pressure & blood sugar levels
- Improves balance & strength
- Improves reaction times
- Boosts self-esteem & confidence
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WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS