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

Walking Football

Walking football is fast growing version of the game

Walking football is fast growing version of the game

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. 

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Leon Dearns
Adult Football Development Officer

07704 170925


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. 



The Sheffield & Hallamshire Walking Football League

Along with the many recreational turn up and play walking football clubs and sessions there is also an opportunity for walking football teams to take part in a flexible walking football league, competing against other walking football teams throughout the county in a fun, social and inclusive league. You can also take a look at the league's latest results and fixtures on Full Time

For more information and to enter a team please contact Leon Dearns on 07704 170925.

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.