Walking football is a popular, and growing, format of the game

Walking Football

Walking football is fast growing version of the game

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. 

Why play?

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. 

Find out more 

- TWO divisions Over 60s & Open Age teams to play in separate divisions so everyone gets the chance to play at a level to suit them!

- Standard Rules – by being located at one central venue with a small pool of experienced referees the league rules will be consistent and upheld.

- Players asked for social & competitive league games so we have tried to combine the best of both worlds with short games played respectfully & competitively.

To find out more email jade.elson@sheffieldfa.com


  • 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 -  Shiregreen 0114 257 0053 isobel.dunn@swfc.co.uk / r.archer@SIVLTD.com
  • 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 enquiries@furd.org
  • Wisewood Sports Centre - Wisewood 0114 233 5564 adminsupport@wisewoodsportscentre.co.uk
  • SUFC Academy - Shirecliffe & Crookes 0114 2619883 kevinandjuliescott@btinternet.com
  • Stocksbridge Leisure Centre - Stocksbridge Leisure Centre 0114 2883792 sdo@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk
  • Southey Southey Wolves - 0754 2795511 tdoyle63@btinternet.com / craigcrapper@yahoo.co.uk


  • Oakwell Stadium Indoor Centre - Barnsley 01226 211333 robert.burkill@barnsleyfc.co.uk / alancrutch@home.co.uk
  • Penistone Church FC - Memorial Ground Penistone jamiewoodhouse1976@outlook.com
  • Hoyland Leisure Centre - Hoyland 07940 544520 Jon@bpl.org.uk / Kieron.Campbell@barnsleyfc.co.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 

How to get Involved

We have created a guide to help those looking to set-up a new adult football team. The guide includes helpful information from setting up the team to increasing awareness; so should you be setting up a team in a brand new club or if you are an established club introducing a new adult team we hope you find the guide of use.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 0114 261 5519
(8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: jade.elson@sheffieldfa.com

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I thought my time playing football was over until i found Walking Football. Since playing i have found enjoyment, friends, i feel healthier and i can continue to be part of the game i love. 
- Stan (64) - Doncaster Learn more