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.
An Introduction to Walking Football
Men and women across Herefordshire are taking up walking football as a means of getting active and making friends. Watch our video to learn more about walking football and its benefits.
The lads are great and its extremely enjoyable - it's not just the physical benefits, walking football also makes you feel really young again.
Find your Nearest Walking Football Club
Use the map below to find your nearest walking football session or club. Click on one of the icons to find contact details and information.
Get In Touch
By Phone: 01432 342179
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 16:00
Yes and we activley encourage it! Walking football is a perfect introduction to football for those who might not have kicked a ball before or for anyone looking to get active and socialise. There is a womens walking football session in Leominster and mixed sessions in Hereford too.
Download a copy of the FA Walking Football Laws for a full set of rules for the game for teams, competition organisers and referees.
Why Walking Football?
Walking football offers many benefits including:
- Get active and improve your health
- Better mobility and weight loss
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure
- Meet like-minded individuals and groups
- Increased Self Confidence