Walking football is a popular, and growing, format of the game

Walking Football

Walk your way to success with Walking Football!

Walking Football is exactly as the name suggests - you play football but at walking pace....no running! This type of football is normally aimed at people over 50, to make it fun, inclusive and more sociable 5-a-side version of the game.

The sport is continuing to grow and develop and alongside the popular demand for recreational walking football, we’re now recognising the increased demand for a competitive element to this slower-paced version of the beautiful game.

Whether you're looking to keep active, stay fit, or simply want to play for the love of the game, Walking Football offers the perfect opportunity to take to the pitch. Walking football is filled with like-minded players who just want to have fun whilst keeping fit as they move away from 11 v 11 football.

Walking Football Festival

Sunday 18th November 2018 at Callywith College, Bodmin- To register your team please contact us on the details below;

Cornwall FA- 01208 269010 or daniel.greenough@cornwallfa.com or phil.cardew@cornwallfa.com 

Cornwall has a number of different venues which host walking football, to get in touch about walking football follow the details below;
Club Training Venue Training Day Training Time Age Group Associated Club Contact Contact Details - Email
St Austell WF Poltair School Thursday 5.45pm-6.45pm 18+ Michael Gray staustellwalkingfootball@outlook.com;
Lanivet Pandas Lanivet Community Centre MUGA Wednesday 7.00pm-8.00pm 50+ Norman Hepples
Nhepples@aol.com;
Saints St Austell Tregorrick Sports Hall Saturday 11.00am-12.30pm 55+ Kevin Solly
saintssawfc@gmail.com
Truro Sir Ben Ainsley Centre Sports hall Saturday 9.00am-10.00am 55+ Clive Moon Clive.moon@clivemoon.co.uk;
Plymouth Argyle TBC TBC TBC Josh Grant Josh.grant@pafc.co.uk;
South West Cornwall Walking Football Mounts Bay Academy 3G Sunday 9.00am-10.00am 50+ Terry Williams terrywilliamsbld@gmail.com; stiveswalkingfootball@gmail.com;
Liskeard Lux Park Wednesday 4.30pm-5.30pm 60 + Nigel Young nigelyoung47@gmail.com;
Newquay Newquay sports centre Tuesday 6.00pm-7.00pm John Fowler johnfowler100@gmail.com;
Thursday 6.00pm-7.00pm johnfowler100@googlemail.com;
Dobwells TBC TBC TBC TBC Stephen McCulloch stevesg1872@gmail.com;
Roseland Tregony sports hall Thursday 7.00pm-8.00pm 55+ Simon Perry roselandwalkingfootball@gmail.com;
YMCA Torpoint Torpoint and Rame Community Sports Centre Friday 5.00pm-6.00pm 18+ Jason Richards jason.r@ymcaplymouth.org.uk;
Hatt TBC Tuesday TBC TBC Mervyn Ellis mervynrellis@gmail.com;
St Agnes TBC TBC TBC TBC Mandy Kimmins bolsterpaper@gmail.com;
Cornwall Sports Partnership N/A N/A N/A N/A Natasha Howard nhoward@cornwall.gov.uk;
*** NEW*** Troon AFC Walking Football  Pool Academy sports hall (TR15 3PZ) Thursday Saturday

 7pm - 8pm (£2) and 11.30-1.30 (£4)

 45+  Chris Jones 07545 220728 AFCTroonWalkingFootball@gmail.com 
             
 

 

Walk your way to success with Walking Football!

Walking Football

social benefits

Walking Football has incredible social benefits for the casual participant. It is an opportunity to meet new people, to be part of a group, and to rekindle a sense of camaraderie within a team environment. Team sport builds confidence, develops friendships, and encourages social opportunities away from the football pitch.

mental benefits

It is proven to improve levels of satisfaction, despite the body having to work hard, the mind was more relaxed and there was a reduction in stress. Due to the continuous thinking and decision making that goes into walking football, participants are more likely to develop a long-term enthusiasm for exercise.

physical benefits

Active adults have a 20-30% reduced risk of premature death and 50% less risk of chronic disease. Older people who play Walking Football have more muscle, harder bones, better cardiovascular systems and more jumping height and strength. This applies especially to women.

How to get Involved

We have created a guide to help those looking to set-up a new adult football team. The guide includes helpful information from setting up the team to increasing awareness; so should you be setting up a team in a brand new club or if you are an established club introducing a new adult team we hope you find the guide of use.

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