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Walking Football

Walking football is a variant of football that is aimed at keeping people aged over-50 involved with football.

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An Overview of Walking Football

Though based on football, the key difference in the rules, from standard football, is that if a player runs then they concede a free kick to the other side. This restriction, together with a ban on slide tackles, is aimed at avoiding injuries.


The manner in which the sport is played promotes cardiovascular fitness whilst producing the least stress on the body. It also assists participants maintain an active lifestyle.


Visit your local FA page to find your nearest club.


When played indoors, a size 4 futsal ball is used. Outdoor games involve a traditional football.

Find Walking Football Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

The Football Association

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0800 169 1863

BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

Budmouth College

This superb 3G pitch is an astroturf all weather pitch that can be hired for half or full pitch bookings to suit your 5/7 a-side football team . The pitch is kickboard free, providing free-flowing ideal condition

Branksome Centre

The Branksome Centre is a vibrant community hub located in north-east Poole.
It hosts a wide range of arts, crafts, sports, learning and social activities for all ages. The Centre also has its own Community Coffee Shop, which is open 9.00am-3.30pm Monday

Ferndown Leisure Centre

A leisure centre catering for all ages and abilities

SportBU - Bournemouth University

SportBU strives to create pathways of excellence and enjoyment through a spectrum of rewarding and stimulating sporting opportunities that engages, excites and develops students, staff and the community.

50+ Walking Football

50+ Walking Football

AFC Bournemouth run a weekly Walking Football coaching sessions in partnership with Care South. Walking Football is a version of the popular sport, with a few small rule changes.
One of the most important changes being that it must be played at a walking pace.



A regular class for those who have COPD, helping to keep you fit and live your life

Exercise After Stroke

Exercise After Stroke

Exercise class for stroke survivors. Improve your stamina, ability and confidence.



Falls Prevention class

Rosie Eggleston

Football Development Officer

01202 688273