What is walking football?
A slower version of the beautiful game. You’re never too old to get involved and no matter what your age, we’re giving you the chance to play football!
Walking football is targeted at over 50s specifically, but it doesn’t matter if you are younger than this, everyone can attend the sessions. Walking football is exactly the same as mainstream football, however, there are a handful of differences:
- No running allowed – anyone found running will concede a free-kick. Running is defined as neither foot being planted. In order for someone to be ‘walking’ at least one foot must be planted at all times.
- Maximum of four touches – this stops people from dribbling and ensures that everyone gets a fair amount of possession.
- Non-contact – you cannot tackle another player, but you can intercept and block.
Training: Tuesday 8-9pm
Venue: Crompton House High School, 378 Rochdale Rd, Shaw, Oldham OL2 7HS