A statement from the Charlton Family

The family of the late, great Jack Charlton are distancing themselves from an event which was supposed to be a memorial to him. The Jack Charlton Memorial Cup was presented following a Walking Football match between the IWFF England Community Team and a “Republic of Ireland” team. The IWFF (International Walking Football Federation) contacted John…

Return To Play Guidelines – V3

We have released a new version in line with Government guidance and they can be downloaded here. WFA – Return To Play – V3 – Aug 2020

Return To Play Guidelines – V2

Introduction The long-awaited news regarding the return of Walking Football is clearly welcomed by all. Many venues have started up with socially distanced Walking Football with bubbles of no more than 6. The feedback we have received has been very positive. Players have felt safe and many have really enjoyed the opportunity to ‘train’ and…

New Rules Changes Approved

Changes to the Laws Of The Game Over the last few weeks, we have consulted with WFA affiliated clubs on several rules changes that we felt would help the flow of the game. We asked clubs and referees to vote on these changes. There were two specific rule changes that we put to the clubs,…

Guernsey 0 v 2 England – First ever Woman’s Walking Football International

This historic match was played in dreadful conditions, but with a superb spirit being shown by both sides. Unfortunately, due to days of torrential rain, the original venue, the Track, home of Bellgrave Wanderers, was declared unplayable as a result of being waterlogged on Thursday. The committee in Guernsey worked a minor miracle and managed…

Record attendance of 3500 for a Walking Football match

The WFA have entered into a partnership agreement with Leisure Leagues – and as a result had a wonderful opportunity to play in the stadium build on the beach in Rethymno, for the Socca World Cup. The Over 60s played as the stadium was filling up for the 3rdv4th playoff, featuring Greece, so finished playing…

European Nations Cup – Over 60s

June 9th – the wonderful ProAct Stadium, Chesterfield, home of Walking Football. England Over 50’s successfully competed in the first-ever European Nations Cup. Only three nations had gone through a selection process to pick teams to represent their respective countries in what was a landmark event held at Chesterfield Football Club, where the modern version…

Italy v England Walking Football

England over 50s and 60s Walking Football teams travelled to Novara, near Milan for their latest international matches. Having created history in May 2018 by playing the first ever Walking Football International match at the AMEX stadium, Brighton, the Italians were out for revenge and this was another historic day with England playing their first…