Walking football is different to regular Association Football in many ways and is aimed at keeping people involved with football who may suffer lack of ability or other reasons that prevent them from playing the traditional game.
It has very specific rules that outlaw all running and allows no contact between players. Over-head height restrictions and indirect free kicks ensure that the sport is played safely with full consideration to the participants’ age.
Teams are either 5 or 6-a-side. As a result of these rules, games are played at a slower pace, often on state of the art 3G artificial grass pitches or indoor, thus reducing the threat of pain, discomfort and injury, with players briskly walking through matches. This allows people who have loved the sport all their lives to once again safely get back to playing and also introduces the sport to people who perhaps have never considered playing before.
- Improve Balance and mobility
- Keeps brain alert and active
- Improve wellbeing
- Social engagement and activity
Every Monday, starting from 4 February to 18 March (1pm to 2pm)
Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, Pearson Building, Sports Hall, S10 2BP