Walking Football

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Walking Football, a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 55s, has arrived in Surrey with venues popping up all over the County.

Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age, as well as getting those back playing football who had to stop due to injuries.

As the name suggests, Walking Football is non-contact and anyone that sprints, runs or jogs while the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team.

The game is played on a pitch 20/40 yards in length and 15/30 yards in width with a size 4 Futsal, with the game restarted via a kick, roll or throw-in.

Plenty of breaks for stretching and water occur and a full medical screening process is advised.

Walking Football is at:
Waddon Leisure Centre, Purley Way, Waddon, Croydon, CR0 4RG
Tuesdays, 10 - 11am (9-10am in August and September), £2 per session
john.omalley@surreyfa.com 01372 384 193
Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1UP
Wednesdays, 10-11am, (starts September)
steven.edwards@surreyfa.com, 01372 387092

Walton Excel Lesiure Centre
Thursdays, 10-11am, Free
paul.cudmore@surreyfa.com, 01372 384194

Caterham - De Stafford Sports Centre

Fridays, 6-7pm, (starts 12 Sept)
Chris.cole@surreyfa.com, 01372 384747 

Rainbow Leisure Centre (Indoor Sports hall), East St. Epsom, KT17 1BN
Fridays, 10.30-11.30am, £2.50
chris.cole@surreyfa.com, 01372 384747

Sutton Tennis Academy, Rose Hill Recreation Ground, Rose Hill, Sutton, Greater London SM1 3HH
 New sessions starting Wednesday August 20th 10:30-11:30am

The Tooting and Mitcham Hub - Wednesdays, 6-8pm - free travel provided - see leaflet below

The BBC last year produced a report on Walking Football, which can be seen here.

What do you think?