Walking Football

If you thought your football career was over, think again! Walking Football is a slower paced version of the game, aimed at the over 50’s.

Walking Football is one of the latest crazes in the football world. It is an activity that gives those that had previously given up playing the chance to get back into the sport they love.

As you’ve guessed Walking Football involves a lot of… well… walking. It carries all the same rules as everyday football, except you can’t pick up too much speed. It provides a sociable, fun and safe environment for those looking to be a little more active in their spare time.

Guidelines for Sessions

- Players are encouraged to avoid sprinting, running or jogging while the ball is in play

- Anyone doing so is penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team

- If the ball goes off the pitch over the touchline, the game is restarted via a kick, roll or throw-in (to allow for different physical capabilities)

- It can be played indoors or outdoors

- Numbers per team are dependent on the number of participants at each session

- No pitch size/surface constraints - dependent on venue

- Variations and game adaptations can be made to suit participants’ needs and capabilities.

We have a number of sessions up and running (or should we say walking) that are open to everyone:

Hermitage Leisure Centre

Coalville, LE67 5EU

Thursday 11:30am - 12:30pm

Harborough Town FC

Market Harborough LE16 9HF

Wednesday 6pm - 7pm

Green Towers 

Hinckley, LE10 0DZ  Tuesday 11am - 12pm 

Loughborough Leisure Centre

Loughborough, LE11 3HE

Monday 6pm - 7pm

Friday 6pm - 7pm

Holmes Park

Whetstone, LE8 6FA

Friday 2pm - 3pm

Braunstone Leisure Centre

Leicester, LE3 1JN

Thursday 1pm - 2pm

 Aylestone Leisure Centre   Leicester, LE2 6LU  Wednesday 11am - 12pm
Catmose Sports Centre  Oakham LE15 6RP Monday 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wednesday 6pm - 7pm 
Lutterworth Sports Centre Lutterworth, LE17 4RB Thursdays 9am - 10am 
Wreake Valley Community College  Syston, LE7 1LY Mondays 5pm - 6pm
Markfield Community Centre Markfield,LE67 9ST   Tuesday - two sessions         
10:30am -11:30am
6:30pm -7:30pm 
 Parklands Leisure Centre  Oadby, LE2 5QG  Wednesday 12:30pm - 13:30pm
 Measham Leisure Centre  Measham, DE12 7HR  Tuesday 11:30am - 12:30pm 
 Rowley Fields  Leicester, LE3 2FW Friday 6pm - 7pm 
 Kibworth School, 3G  Kibworth, LE8 0LG  Tuesday 8pm - 9pm 

For more details, contact Fay Longdon, Football Development Officer (Recreation), on the below details

T: 0116 284 5931
M: 07983 864 342

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