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.

Cornwall has a number of different venues which host walking football, to get in touch about walking football follow the details below;

ST AUSTELL WALKING FOOTBALL

Contact: Michael Gray staustellwalkingfootball@outllok.com 

ST AUSTELL SAINTS

Contact: Kevin Solly 1kevin.solly@gmail.com

NEWQUAY SPORTS CENTRE

Contact: John Folwer johnfowler100@gmail.com

LANIVET PANDAS

Contact: Barry Cornelius barry.cornelius@uk2.net

ST IVES WALKING FOOTBALL

Contact: Terry Williams terrywilliamsbld@gmail.com 

ROSELAND/ TREGONY WALKING FOOTBALL

Contact: Terry Williams terrywilliamsbld@gmail.com 

TRURO SPORTS CENTRE

Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre, Trennick Lane, TR1 1TH

Sat 9am -10am Ages: 50+ £3 Indoor hall

Contact Clive Moon 07792097457 clivemoon@clivemoon.co.uk

TORPOINT

Torpoint & Rame Community Sports Centre (Grass pitch)

Friday 1st June (The every Friday onwards) from 5-6pm First couple of session are FREE, then £3.00

Contact: 01752 815172 or  jason.r@ymcaplymouth.org.uk

 

 

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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