Walking Football Anyone?
Does anyone take part in this type of game? I know there are groups in my area and they are very popular for men over 50. Iím not sure if women play too?
Quote......Walking football is different to regular Association Football in many ways and is aimed at the over 50ís age group. Many tournaments are now catering exclusively for the over 60ís age group.
It has very specific rules that outlaw all running and allows no contact between players. Over-head height restrictions and indirect free kicks ensure that the sport is played safely with full consideration to the participantsí 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.