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Walking Football

A slower-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s, so if you thought your footballing days were over, then think again!

Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle irrespective of their age or gender, as well as getting those back playing football who perhaps had to stop due to injuries. Walking football follows the same rules as normal football except you cannot run and you cannot slide tackle. Many professional clubs use this method in training to teach their players to be comfortable on the ball and it has more recently been promoted by the NHS as a great way to keep fit and make new friends for all ages.

Our programme is open to men and women over 50 years of age to take part regardless of ability or previous experience. No specific equipment or prior experience is needed; just turn up in sporty attire wearing trainers or indoor astro turf shoes (no studs), you’ll also need to bring shin pads and a drink too. The sport is non-contact and a great way to make new friends and socialise.

Sessions currently take place at:

Goals, Abbeyfield School, Northampton, NN4 7BT - Saturdays 9.30am to 11.00am

For more information contact Russell Lewis: or 01604 683726

To find out more about the Women's Walking Football squad, please see

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