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;
Club Training Venue Training Day Training Time Age Group Associated Club Contact Contact Details - Email
 Morwenstow  Shop Playing Fields (Summer)  Wednesdays 7.00pm  - 8.00pm  50+  David Revitt  david.revitt@talk21.com
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;
Penwith Nomads Mounts Bay Academy (Indoor) Tuesdays 7.00pm-8.00pm 50+ Steve Bailey stevenbailey624@gmail.com or on 07854 513737
Liskeard Lux Park Wednesday 4.30pm-5.30pm 50 + Chris Fitzpatrick   chris.wwd@gmail.com
Newquay Newquay sports centre Tuesday 6.00pm-7.00pm John Fowler johnfowler100@gmail.com;
Fridays 5.00pm-6.00pm johnfowler100@googlemail.com;
Dobwalls 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;
 Troon AFC Walking Football Pool Academy or Troon Football Club. Please see Troon AFC Walking Football Facebook page or website for more details. www.troonafcwalkingfootball.com  Thursday    6pm - 8pm  45+  Chris Jones  07545220728 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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