Walking Football

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A Slower version of the Beautiful Game

Walking football has become increasingly popular. ‘It’s exactly what it sounds like – a standard game of football where players walk instead of run.’ It’s designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness, as well as support people getting back into football f they have given it up due to age or injury.

Older people who play have seen many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat and more muscle, and better mobility.

And it’s not just health benefits - Walking football also offers social benefits. Participants can meet new people, avoid becoming isolated, and interact with individuals and small groups.

This is one sporting activity that is suitable for all.

Click Here to watch a video on Walking Football

 

Walking Football Centre's in Huntingdonshire

The indoor or outdoor (depending on weather) sessions are run by Hunts District Council through The FA Mars Just Play Scheme and supported by Hunts FA.

The FA Mars Just Play! Scheme gives the casual footballer a chance to just turn up to and play football. The Just Play kickabout is recreational football at its best – it’s about turning up for an hour of exercise and a bit of fun.

Sunday's, 10-11am One Leisure St Ives Outdoor Centre (outdoors on 3G pitch) - See on Googlemap

Monday's, 6-7pm, One Leisure St Neots (Sports Hall or outdoors on 3G pitch) - See on Googlemap

Wednesday's, 6-7pm, at One Leisure Huntingdon (Sports Hall or outdoors on 3G pitch) - See on Googlemap

Thursday's, 1-2pm, at One Leisure Ramsey (Sports Hall or outdoors on Astro turf) - See on Googlemap

Friday's, 12-1pm, at One Leisure Huntingdon (Sports Hall or outdoors on 3G pitch) - See on Googlemap

Saturday's 11.30am-12.30pm - Begins 1st July 2017, at Jubilee Park, Kings Ripton Road, PE28 2NR (Grass pitch) - See on Googlemap - £2 a session.

Posters/Flyers are under ' Documents'

Sessions do not take place in School Holiday periods.

There is no commitment to attend all of the sessions.

How much?

£3 per person per session made payable at Reception

Who is it for?

The sessions are for male or female players aged 16+ or above. Described as ‘ideal for the over 40s’.

Do I need to bring anything?

You may want to bring a drink, or some cash to get a drink from the vending machines. Other than that, just bring yourself, and a friend if you wish.

Do I need to book?

Yes just for the first sessions and then, you can just turn up and play for others.

Contact the One Leisure Active Lifestyles Team on 01480 388469 or email: activelifestyles@huntingdonshire.gov.uk

Saturday's session at Huntingdon Town FC please contact Bob Warby: Email: bob.warby@huntingdontownfc.com or call 07584 245619

 

Tips on the laws of the game

Walking football is played on a pitch 20 or 40 yards long and 15 or 30 yards wide, with a size 4 football. It can be played five or six-a-side, depending on club size. Described as ‘ideal for the over 40s’, in reality it’s open to anyone of any age who would like to take part.

No running

No slide tackles

Any player caught running concedes a free kick to the opposition, with the game restarted via a kick, roll or throw-in.

Laws of the Game - Comprehensive laws of the game for walking football Click Here

Click Here to watch a video on Walking Football

Can I or my Club set our own Walking Football sessions up?

Yes, Click here to visit our Just Play page of the Hunts FA website for further details and how to receive funding and or equipment.

Any questions please contact: Andy Coles Football Development Officer via Email: Andy.Coles@HuntsFA.com

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