Walking Football

Walking Football


Walking football is a slower version of the beautiful game and is designed to give players who may not be able to play regular football the opportunity to continue playing – it is proving to be particularly popular with players in the ‘twilight’ of their footballing careers.

Other than walking as opposed to running, the rules are the same as the regular version of the game, so individuals who may not have played for years or perhaps suffer from a mobility injury can play again in confidence.

The sessions are recreational, light-hearted and most importantly – fun!

The demand for walking football has significantly increased in recent years, with players ranging from their 50’s right up to their 80’s, showing the variation of those wanting to get involved in the game.

Participants so far have commented on how the slower nature of the game allows older players to return to a sport they once loved, but have had no means to get back involved or methods of finding like-minded people.

Walking football provides an opportunity for participants to be able to kick a football again and re-live their years of being part of a football team.

The cuppa (or pint) after the game and the post-match banter is another enjoyable part of the sessions - adding a social element to a thoroughly enjoyable experience. 

Read the new, revised rules below.

Laws of the game


Jasmine Morris

Football Development Officer

E: Jasmine.Morris@NorthRidingFA.com

T: 01642 717 779

Walking Football League

Walking Football LeagueAre you interested in becoming part of our competitive Walking Football League?

In 2023-24, we will be launching the North Riding FA Walking Football League.

Covering the entire region of North Yorkshire and Teesside, round-robin fixtures will be played at a central venue on a bi-monthly basis. 


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