What is Walking Football?
The fast-growing, slower paced version of the beautiful game
Walking football is an increasingly popular format of football which is perfect for older players or those with health/mobility problems. Older adults are turning to walking football all the time as a means of getting active and having the ball back at their feet with less emphasis on the physical attributes of the game.
The rules are essentially the same as traditional football with a few changes, the key law being that running is not permitted. As a result the game relies on accurate passing, good positional play and teamwork.
Walking football is very adaptable and suitable for both male and female players regardless of ability or age. It can be the perfect way to get back into football, but is also an ideal introduction for those who might not have played before.
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. Herefordshire FA is currently developing ways in which to support the growth of the competitive game by working with local clubs on the formation of a league.
So, whether you’re looking for a social kick about or to find your old competitive edge, in Herefordshire we have something to suit you.