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

Walking Football

Enjoy The Beautiful Game At A Slower Pace!


No Sprinting. No Running. 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!

If you would like to take part as a player, set up a new Walking Football session, or are currently running any Walking Football actvities, please let us know using the contact details above.


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.


London Sites Address Postcode Weekdays Weekends Contact
AFC Wimbledon Foundation Various Various Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday N/A afcwimbledonfoundation.com/walking-football
Athenlay (Youth) Homestall Road Playing Fields, London  SE22 0NP Tuesdays 10am-11:30am  N/A paulparker@athenlay.com
Battersea Sports Centre Hope Street, London SW11 2DA Tuesdays 2pm-3pm N/A

Age UK Wandsworth


020 8877 8940

Corinthian-Casuals FC  Goals Tolworth, Worcester Park, Surbiton KT5 9NT N/A Sunday mornings tonysmithqpr@btinternet.com
Fulham Foundation Various Various Wednesdays and Fridays    fulhamwalkingfootball.com
Lambeth Walkers FC Ferndale Leisure Centre, Nursery Road, London SW9 8BP Fridays 7:30pm-8:30pm Sundays 10am-11am  lambethwalkersfc.co.uk
Lambeth Walkers FC Roupell Park Estate, Brixton Hill SW2 2RN Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm N/A  lambethwalkersfc.co.uk
Leyton Orient Walking FC Wadham Lodge Sports Ground, Brookscroft Road  E17 4JP Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays N/A leytonorienttrust.org.uk/walkingfootball
Leytonstone Group Pastures Youth and Sports Centre, 15 Davies Lane E11 3DR Mondays 10:30am-11:30am N/A

Age UK Waltham Forest


020 8558 5512

Sobel Leisure Centre  Tollington Rd, London N7 7NY Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am N/A


020 7281 6018

Ten Em Bee Development Centre  120a Old Bromley Road, Bromley  BR1 4JY

Wednesdays 3pm-4pm

Thursdays 7pm-8pm



07821 292317

University of Roehampton Froebel College, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PU

Wednesdays 11am-12pm
(Women’s Team)

(Men’s Team)


Age UK Wandsworth


020 8877 8940

Walthamstow Group
Walthamstow Feel Good Centre, 170 Chingford Road
E17 5AA Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am N/A

Age UK Waltham Forest


020 8558 5512

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.