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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.

In 2014, the total number of miles covered by Walking Footballers in Surrey was 6,412! Simply playing 1 hour a week for 3 months enables players to cover 30 miles and burn 4,200 calories! We have over 175 players each week in Surrey taking part in Walking Football.

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

Walking Football is at:

(All information up-to-date as of this week)

Guildford Spectrum, Parkway, Guildford, GU1 1UP
Wednesdays, 10-11am, £15 per term
Contact: ryan.community@wokingfc.co.uk

Harris Academy, Morden, Lilleshall Road, SM4 6DU
Wednesdays, 6-7pm £2.50 per session
Contact: communityfootball@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk

Rainbow Leisure Centre (Indoor Sports hall), East St. Epsom, KT17 1BN
Fridays, 10.30-11.30am, £2.50 per session
Contact: chris.cole@surreyfa.com / mary.mannion@gll.org

Sutton Tennis Academy, Rose Hill Recreation Ground, Rose Hill, Sutton, SM1 3HH
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am, £2 per session
Contact: john.omalley@surreyfa.com

Waddon Leisure Centre (Indoor Sports Hall) Purley Way, Waddon, Croydon, CR0 4RG
Tuesdays, 10 - 11am, £2 per session
Contact: john.omalley@surreyfa.com

Walton Excel Leisure Centre, (Outdoor 3G Astro turf) Riverside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG
Thursdays, 10-11am, Free
Contact: paul.cudmore@surreyfa.com

Woking Leisure Centre (Outdoor 3G Astro turf) Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA
Tuesdays, 10-11am, £2.50 per session
Further info: matthew.glazier@woking.gov.uk

De Stafford Sports Centre (Indoor Sports hall) Burntwood Lane, Caterham, CR3 5YX
Fridays, 6-7pm, £3 per session
Contact: sports@tandridgetrust.co.uk / chris.cole@surreyfa.com

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

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