Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA supports the development of Walking Football across South Yorkshire.
Walking football is fast growing version of the game and is increasingly popular within the County.
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.
Walking Football is becoming increasingly popular across the county with new sessions being set up all the time. It is a game for everyone and it means that no matter your fitness, gender, age or experience levels, there the opportunity for you to play!
- “It is a couple of hours where I can forget everything”
- “Rekindled my passion for football”
- “Enabled me to play after an injury”
- “Excellent – Top Class”
- “Has given me a purpose!”
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.