Walking Football National Cup

Cost of entry is £45.00 per team.

This cost includes Accident & Injury Insurance for 10 players. Players must be submitted at least 10 days before the tournament date.

Men’s over 70s

DATE: Saturday 17th September 2022

VENUE: LILLESHALL NATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE

Women’s over 40s

Women’s over 50s

DATE: Saturday 1st (40s) and Sunday 2nd (50s) October 2022

VENUE: LILLESHALL NATIONAL SPORTS CENTRE

This is a one day tournament, with full details to follow.

A club may only enter ONE team per age group

Players can play in more than one age group if eligible.

Each age group is deemed a separate unique tournament, so players can play for a different club as long as it is in a different age group.

WFA 2022 Laws of the Game to be used with no variations

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TOURNAMENT RULES

All games will be 6 a side with 3 rolling substitutes permitted. Squad of 10.

Referees will be reporting any cases of poor conduct by teams which may result in their expulsion and further disciplinary measures.

 

TERMS and CONDITIONS

  1. Please note that once fees have been paid, they are non refundable.
  2. All fees are due to be paid prior to the tournament start
  3. Please note the WFA reserves the right to expel any team, team member or organiser from the competitions if they permit non eligible players to participate, act outside the parameters of sportsmanship, conduct and fair play or are considered to be bringing the game of Walking Football into disrepute.
  4. In the event of any disputes these should be referred to the Tournament Organiser by email and he will make a final and binding decision.

Entry Form

Add new players to your squad

Please note:

  • It can take up to 7 days to get membership cards for new players.
  • Your players are insured as soon as you submit this form, as long as you haven’t exceeded the MAX 15 players per squad.
  • Newly submitted players are eligible to play immediately

It is your responsibility to keep a track of your squad and the number of players, do not request this information off the WFA. 

You can also use this form if any player cards where missing when we originally posted out your cards to you.

 

2022 Cup results form

For Mens over 50s, over 60s and over 65s

please use this link to complete the results form for your match. This should be completed by a representative from both clubs.

National Cup Results Form

Over50s, Over 60s and Over 65s club contacts.

If you have entered the cup, you will have been sent an email with a link to access the club’s contact details. Please check your inbox and save the email for use in later rounds.

Laws Of The Game (LOTG)

Find the latest version on the link below. All games must be played to the WFA LOTG, no variations are allowed.

Latest LOTG

Team sheet

Download a team sheet. Team sheet

Walking Football National Cup

Cost of entry is £30.00 per team.

This cost includes Accident & Injury Insurance for 15 players. Details of 10 players must be submitted at the time of entry. 5 more players can be submitted at any time during the tournament but must be submitted at least 3 days before they play a game.

Men’s over 50s

Men’s over 60s

Men’s over 65s

Established in 2014, The WFA National Cup is the World’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious Walking Football Tournament. We have teams enter from the length and breadth of England and the standard increases year on year.

In 2020, Pharmacy2U became the sponsor for the tournament.

Walking Football national cup

ENTRIES:

Entries are open

  • Only WFA affiliated clubs can enter – NEW
  • There is a £30 entrance fee per age group, payable on registration.
  • The closing date for entry is the 7th of March 2022.
  • A minimum of 10 players will need to be registered by 7th March 2022.
  • A maximum of 15 players can be registered for each team during the tournament.
  • Players can play in more than one age group if eligible, but only for one club in each age group.
  • No under-age players allowed in any age group – NEW
  • Age criteria is at date of match
  • WFA Membership cards can be used as an identity document

Regional structure with the 8 regional winners invited to the Grand Finals.

  • MARCH 7TH—Closing date for registration. Fees to be paid and initial squad lists with DOBs submitted by this date.
  • MARCH 14th—1st Round Draw for all 3 competitions.
  • WEEKEND OF 2ND or 9TH APRIL: 1ST ROUND MATCHES.
  • WEEKEND OF 7TH or 14th MAY: 2ND ROUND MATCHES.
  • WEEKEND OF 4th or 11th JUNE: 3RD ROUND MATCHES.
  • WEEKEND OF 23RD or 30th JULY: 4TH ROUND MATCHES.
  • A 5th round will be played in August if necessary
  • GRAND FINALS- 60s- SATURDAY 17TH SEPT
  • 50s and 65s SUNDAY 18TH SEPT

FINALS to be held at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall

Grand Finalists will be asked to make an additional nominal fee contribution to cover the venue costs.

All games will be 6 a side with 3 rolling substitutes permitted. Matchday squad of 9.

Match Duration—20 mins each way. In the event of a draw, extra time of 5 mins each way to be played. If still not decided best of 3 penalties followed by sudden death penalties.

Results to be notified via the report on the WFA website by both teams within 24 hours of the match – NEW
The Draws— Please arrange to play on the weekend dates nominated. If this proves impossible, please contact the WFA for guidance.

  • The home team will arrange and pay for the pitch.
  • Referee costs are to be shared between the clubs – NEW
  • The WFA will appoint a referee wherever possible.
  • Exchange of team sheets—Both teams should exchange team sheets and show WFA membership cards before each match.
  • Size 5 footballs only
  • WFA Referees to be used- always (when available)
  • Referees will be reporting any cases of poor conduct by players or teams which may result in their suspension, expulsion and further disciplinary measures.
  • Shirt numbers are advisable in the knock-out rounds and will be compulsory for the grand finals.

For all tournament queries please contact the Tournament Manager:
nigelgenner@thewfa.co.uk

A club may only enter ONE team per age group

Players can play in more than one age group if eligible.

Each age group is deemed a separate unique tournament, so players can play for a different club as long as it is in a different age group.

WFA 2022 Laws of the Game to be used with no variations

———————————————————————————————————

TOURNAMENT RULES

All games will be 6 a side with 3 rolling substitutes permitted. Squad of 9.

Referees will be reporting any cases of poor conduct by teams which may result in their expulsion and further disciplinary measures.

Clubs are to provide a match report, marking the referee’s performance.

 

TERMS and CONDITIONS

  1. Please note that once fees have been paid, they are non refundable.
  2. All fees are due to be paid prior to the tournament start
  3. Clubs will be disqualified if they play and have not paid the entry fee.
  4. Please note the WFA reserves the right to expel any team, team member or organiser from the competitions if they permit non eligible players to participate, act outside the parameters of sportsmanship, conduct and fair play or are considered to be bringing the game of Walking Football into disrepute.
  5. In the event of any disputes these should be referred to the Tournament Organiser by email and he will make a final and binding decision.

Entries are closed

National Cup Role of Honour

National Cup • Over 50s

2021 Weston Super-Mare
2019 Pele’s Pearls
2018 Leggy Mambos
2017 Birmingham
2016 Herne Bay
2015 Leggy Mambos
2014 Leggy Mambos

National Cup • Over 60s

2021 Redcar Strollers
2019 Blackburn
2018 Watford
2017 Eastleigh
2016 Hartshill Strollers

National Cup Over 65s

2021 Eastleigh
2019 Birmingham
2018 Clevedon

National Cup Over 70s

2021 Norwich Soca Seniors
2019 Nottingham Bramcote
2018 Portsmouth