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

Walking Football

Enjoy The Beautiful Game At A Slower Pace!

You can talk the talk but can you walk the walk?

No sprinting. No running and don't even think about jogging!

Walking Football is exactly as the name suggests - you play football, walking. Usually aimed at people over 50, this inclusive, fun and sociable 5-a-side version of the game is slow-paced but lacks none of the passion or excitement of the original 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.

As well as the health benefits associated with most forms of physical activity; keeping fit and active, weight loss etc there are also many social health benefits that come with playing Walking Football.

Taking time to socialise, meet new people or even build confidence are all part and parcel of taking part in this slower version of the beautiful game.

We've teamed up with a number of partners across the game to ensure that Walking Football is provided at locations throughout London.

Indoor or outdoors. Male, female or mixed sessions. Morning or afternoon. There's a session to suit you!

Email London FA at info@londonfa.com

FAQS

You will be asked before the session of any medical or health implications that may affect your involvement. However, if you have any concerns, please contact London FA Football Development Manager Laura Foster at laura.foster@londonfa.com for more information and advice.

Some sessions are age restricted but please contact [name | email] before you attend to find out more information.

Current lONDON FA WALKING FOOTBALL SESSIONS:

London Sites Address   Postcode  Weekdays Weekends Contact
 Ferndale Leisure Centre Nursery Road, London  SW9 8BP

 Tuesday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 31/10)

 Sunday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 05/11)

 www.playfootball.net
Market Road ATP's  Market Road, London  N7 9PL

 Tuesday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 31/10)

 Sunday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 05/11)

 www.playfootball.net
PlayFootball Shepherd's Bush 41 South Africa Road, London  W12 7RW

 Thursday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 02/11)

 Saturday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 04/11)

 www.playfootball.net
Mile End Leisure Centre 190 Burdett Road, London  E3 4HL

Thursday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 02/11)

 Sunday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 05/11)

 www.playfootball.net
Coldharbour Leisure Centre Chapel Farm Road, London  SE9 3LX  

Thursday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 02/11)

 Sunday

10:00 - 11:00

(from 05/11)

 www.playfootball.net
The Castle Centre 2 St. Gabriel Walk, Elephant & Castle  SE1 6FG

 Tuesday

13:30 - 15:00 

 N/A

 info@silverfit.org.uk

07450 611 155

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Walking Football Benefits:

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. Most of our sessions are followed by a visit to the site café which gives everyone an opportunity to foster relationships off the field.

Mental Benefits:

A study carried out among older men in Dublin showed that they have high levels of satisfaction and psychological reward from walking football. It also showed that 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. (P.Reddy, Aston University).

Physical Benefits:

Active adults have a 20-30% reduced risk of premature death and 50% less risk of chronic disease. But by the age of 55-64, only 32% of men say that they take the recommended 30 minutes of strenuous exercise five times a week. Football is one answer to this concern. Older people who play Walking Football have more muscle, harder bones, better cardiovascular systems and more jumping height and strength.

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