Walking Football

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 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.

Walking Football is currently happening at the following venues in our county:


Area Venue Telephone Email
St Georges Park  - Thorncliffe Thorncliffe 01142 846642 manager@sgpthorncliffe.com
St Georges Park  - Graves Graves 0114 2375349 manager@sgpgraves.com
Richmond Park Richmond 0114 257 0053 isobel.dunn@swfc.co.uk
Concord Sports Centre X2 Shiregreen 0114 257 0053 isobel.dunn@swfc.co.uk
Goodwin Sports Centre Broomhill 0114 222 6966 g.unwin@sheffield.ac.uk
HSBC Sports & Social  Dore dorewalkingfootball@gmail.com 
Hillsborough Arena Hillsborough 0114 257 0053 isobel.dunn@swfc.co.uk
Ponds Forge City Centre 0114 257 0053 isobel.dunn@swfc.co.uk
FURD Sharrow 0114 258 9601 Asim.Shazad@u-mix-centre.org
Wisewood Sports Centre Wisewood  0114 233 5564 adminsupport@wisewoodsportscentre.co.uk
SUFC Academy X2 Shirecliffe & Crookes 0114 2619883 kevinandjuliescott@btinternet.com
07889 855594
Stocksbridge Leisure Centre x2 Stocksbridge Leisure Centre 0114 2883792 sdo@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk
Southey  Southey Wolves 0754 2795511 tdoyle63@btinternet.com 
Oakwell Stadium Indoor Centre Barnsley 01226 211333 robert.burkill@barnsleyfc.co.uk
Penistone Church FC - Memorial Ground Penistone   jamiewoodhouse1976@outlook.com
Hoyland Leisure Centre Hoyland 07940 544520 Jon@bpl.org.uk
5ives Soccer Centre Kendray, Barnsley info@ecsgastrainingltd.com
Active Barnsley Shaw Lane 07920 839181  d.drumgoon@activebarnsley.com
Keepmoat Stadium Doncaster 01302 764663 andrew.sheldrake@clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk
Dome Leisure Centre Doncaster  07880 954398 jan.milner97@gmail.com
Goals Soccer Centre Doncaster 07880 954398 jan.milner97@gmail.com
Armthorpe, Southfield Primary, DN3 3BN Doncaster  07710 636552 armthorpewolves@yahoo.com
Rotherham Leisure Complex Rotherham Centre 07738 696738 emilynewman@pfpleisure.org 
Aston-Cum-Aughton Rotherham 07738 696738 emilynewman@pfpleisure.org 
Rotherham Leisure Complex Rotherham 07947 743064 heritage@rotherhamunited.net   
Rotherham Football Centre x2 Rotherham trace@rotherhamunited.net
Wakefield  john.myatt@btinternet.com
Worksop/ Bassetlaw 07443 581486 dinasboy@hotmail.co.uk

S&HCFA are looking to increase the amount of walking football sessions within the County and set up a regular County Competition. If you are interesting in trying Walking Football or you are looking to set up a new session please contact Mark Wozniak, Football Development Officer.


0114 261 5515






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