Walking Futsal

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Established 2015, now with over 50 regular players in three weekly sessions.

Building community through playing fun football and fellowship. Walking football has democratised our wonderful team sport like no other format of the game. For all ages; ladies and gents; beginners to veterans. Our sessions provide informal and fun matches; slower paced games with no running and no contact. The games are played in the right spirit, with respect and thought for others, so there’s no need for referees (our coaches are there to organise, ensure you have a good time and provide individual assistance).

“Uniquely real walking football. No running and no contact. Promoting duty of care and increased inclusive participation.”

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We play ‘Fast Futsal‘ – a slightly modified version of the game that keeps the ball moving, and we apply a ‘MiniFutsal™‘ format (smaller pitch) which reduces the temptation to run and focuses play on skill and strategy rather than physical attributes. We also have two rules to reduce the risk of injury: all free kicks are indirect and shooting is only allowed in the opposition half.

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Our all age sessions are open to anyone: any age, any gender and any ability. However our Wobbly Walking Futsal sessions offer a very much slower paced game with enhanced respect game rules: no overhead height, reduced height goals and use of a lightweight ball. Wobbly players must of course be physically capable and medically safe but will generally be older (age 60+) and/or perhaps physically/mentally impaired.

Join the competition in scratch teams each week. There are four weekly sessions (come to one or more):

  • Monday evenings – ALL AGE
    Victory Sports Ground sports hall, 8pm to 9pm, £15.50/month
    Four scratch teams each week – round robin game format
    Currently this session has a place!
  • Wednesday evenings – WOBBLY WALKING FUTSAL
    Skyliner Sports Centre sports hall, 5pm to 6pm, £17/month
    Two scratch teams each week
    Currently this session has a place!
  • Thursday evenings – ALL AGE
    Skyliner Sports Centre sports hall, 8pm to 9pm, £17/month
    Four scratch teams each week – round robin game format
    Currently this session is FULL!
  • Saturday afternoons – ALL AGE
    Victory Sports Ground sports hall, 1pm to 2pm, £17/month
    Four scratch teams each week – round robin game format
    Currently this session has a place!

(Pay and Play is strictly prior arrangement only, £6/session)

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Enjoy the game, feel healthy, and enjoy the fellowship of Club members and guests.

Hear what Roy Hodgeson thinks of walking footy.

How ‘walking football’ is helping men with mental health problems.

Take a look at one of our sessions and a special celebrity game below.

 

 

Reasons to be playing…

  • No longer able to play regular football to a standard you’re happy with
  • No longer able to play regular football for the amount of match time you’d like
  • No longer enjoy regular football
  • Start playing football again
  • Be part of the game you love
  • Have fun
  • Bring back memories
  • Stay feeling young
  • Try something different/new
  • Improve/maintain your mental health
  • Improve/maintain physical health and fitness
  • Advised to start playing by a healthcare professional
  • Improve your mood/sense of wellbeing
  • Meet new people/make new friends
  • Be part of a team
  • Have time to yourself
  • Boost your confidence
  • Have a sense of achievement
  • Be good at something
  • Develop your skills
  • Emulate professional players
  • Play competitively

If you’re a new participant, before you book please email us to check availability of places. To book a place use our online shop.

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