Walking football is different to regular Association Football in many ways and is aimed at the over 50’s age group. Many tournaments are now catering exclusively for the over 60’s age group.
It has very specific rules that outlaw all running and allows either no contact or only minimal physical contact between players. Over-head height restrictions and indirect free kicks ensure that the sport is played safely with full consideration to the participants’ age.
Teams are either 5 or 6-a-side. As a result of these rules, games are played at a slower pace, often on state of the art 3G artificial grass pitches, thus reducing the threat of pain, discomfort and injury, with players briskly walking through matches. This allows people who have loved the sport all their lives to once again safely get back to playing and also introduces the sport to people who perhaps have never considered playing before.
Altrincham FC ‘In The Community’ (AITC) facilitate Walking Football sessions at both indoor and outdoor facilities. All our sessions are open to all ages and abilities*.
AITC coaches co-ordinate all sessions and provide equipment, participants just need to wear casual sports clothing and bring all a drink. Walking Football continues every week of the year, aside from the Christmas period and pending weather conditions (outdoor only). If you require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us in advance.
*Sessions are generally social-based with the emphasis being on friendly matches, with external competitions available throughout the year for those players who wish to play more competitively.