Since Middlesex FA launched Walking Football in 2014, we have had over 300 players take part in the sport and now run 16 sessions on a weekly basis.
Simply playing 1 hour a week for 3 months enables players to cover 30 miles and burn 4,200 calories! We have over 250+ players each week in Middlesex taking part in Walking Football.
What is Walking Football?
The game is small sided, with no running on or off the ball, very little contact and kick-ins instead of throw-ins. With less stress on the body and no real sudden change of direction or cutting movements the game allows participants to play without apprehension.
Despite this, the game is still competitive and play can be extremely tactical favouring those players who take their time and read the read the pitch around them.
Walking football has become increasingly popular and is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle, as well as to support getting people back into football who have stopped due to age or injury.
Older people in particular have seen many benefits; lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat, more muscle and better mobility.
As well as offering health benefits walking Football offers social benefits - the opportunity for participants to meet new people, prevent isolation and create interaction for individuals and small groups.
This is one sporting activity that is suitable for all.
Please find below an interactive map of the sessions we currently run in Middlesex, if you are already playing weekly, why not try a second session? If you haven’t given walking football a go yet, then get along to your local session and try it out.
If you would like any further information on Walking Football or would be interested in setting up a session in your area, please contact Just Play Officer, Andy Perren on 0208 515 1911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org