Walking Football

Walking Football

You'll Never Walk Alone

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!

Get In Touch

Gareth Thomas
Football Development Officer (Adult)

(E): 
Support
@StaffordshireFA.com
(T): 01785 256994 (ext. 207)
(M): 07815 295723

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 cup of tea after the game and the post-match banter is another enjoyable part of the sessions – adding a social element to a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

The FA has also developed a Walking Football Toolkit to assist organisations with the promotion, organisation and delivery of sessions, which can be found below.

For further information on walking football please contact Football Development Officer Gareth Thomas on 01785 256994 or gareth.thomas@staffordshirefa.com

How to get involved

To support the ongoing development of Walking Football, we have put together a Walking Football toolkit which is aimed at individuals, organisations, groups and clubs who may wish to set up and deliver a Walking Football session, or to support existing Walking Football sessions to grow. The FA have developed the resource in partnership with Age UK, County FA’s and established Walking Football groups and it’s the first stage in a series of developments that will further support the growth of Walking Football.

Walking football Sessions in Staffordshire

Please find below a growing list of Walking Football sessions currently taking place across Staffordshire, along with the relevant information and contact details for each session:

Organisation

Venue

Details

Contact

Alleynians Vets

 

 

Alleyne’s Sports Centre, Oulton Road, Stone,

ST15 8DR

Wednesday

7pm – 8pm

Outdoor Astroturf

£3.00

Brian Fox

07881 823119

fox445@btinternet.com

 

Beaconside Sports Centre

Beaconside Sports Centre, Weston Road, Stafford,

ST18 0AD

Tuesday

12pm – 1pm

Outdoor Astroturf

£2.00

John Fearns

01889 881047

Fearnsrj@virginmedia.com

Beaconside Sports Centre

Beaconside Sports Centre, Weston Road, Stafford,

ST18 0AD

Thursday

4.30pm – 6pm

Indoor Sports Hall

£3.00

John Fearns

01889 881047

Fearnsrj@virginmedia.com

Burton Albion Community Trust

 

Uttoxeter Leisure Centre, Oldfields Road, Uttoxeter,

ST14 7QL

Tuesday

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Indoor Sports Hall

£3.00

Andrew Robertson

01283 246207

Andrew.Robertson@burtonalbionct.org

 

Burton Albion Community Trust

 

Anglesey Primary Academy School, Clarence Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 3LG

Tuesday

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£4.00

Andrew Robertson

01283 246207

Andrew.Robertson@burtonalbionct.org

 

Burton Albion Community Trust

Burton Albion Community Football Centre, Pirelli Stadium, Princess Way, Burton on Trent, DE13 0AR

Wednesday

9am – 10am

Outdoor 3G Pitch

Free

Andrew Robertson

01283 246207

Andrew.Robertson@burtonalbionct.org

 

Burton Albion Community Trust

De Ferrers Academy, Trent Campus, St. Mary’s Drive, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 0LL

Thursday

6pm - 7pm

Indoor Sports Hall

£4.00

Andrew Robertson

01283 246207

Andrew.Robertson@burtonalbionct.org

 

Cheadle SMU FC

South Moorlands Leisure Centre, Allen Street, Cheadle, ST10 1HJ

Wednesday

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£1.00

Ian Morton

07594 552318

crusher.2007@hotmail.com

 

Cheadle SMU FC

South Moorlands Leisure Centre, Allen Street, Cheadle, ST10 1HJ

Friday

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£1.00

Ian Morton

07594 552318

crusher.2007@hotmail.com

 

Chesterton Crusaders

Chesterton Community Sports College, Castle Street, Chesterton, Newcastle,

ST5 7LP

Saturday

9.30am – 11.30am

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

Chris Humphries

07584 855884

stokeychris@btinternet.com

 

Codsall Leisure Centre

 

 

Codsall Leisure Centre, Elliott’s Lane, Codsall,

WV8 1PG

Monday

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

Dale Mansell

01902 696518

d.mansell@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

Lichfield District Council

Burntwood Leisure Centre,

High Street, Chasetown, Burntwood, WS7 3XH

Tuesday

1pm – 2pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£2.50

Tasmin Turner

01543 308835

sportsdevelopment@lichfielddc.gov.uk

 

Lichfield District Council

 

Burntwood Leisure Centre,

High Street, Chasetown, Burntwood, WS7 3XH

 

Friday

1pm – 2pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£2.50

Tasmin Turner

01543 308835

sportsdevelopment@lichfielddc.gov.uk

 

Lichfield District Council

(Female only)

Burntwood Leisure Centre,

High Street, Chasetown, Burntwood, WS7 3XH

 

Wednesday

5pm – 6pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£2.50

Tasmin Turner

01543 308835

sportsdevelopment@lichfielddc.gov.uk

 

Penkridge Leisure Centre

 

Penkridge Leisure Centre, Wolgarston High School, Cannock Roard, Penkridge, ST19 5RX

Monday

6pm – 7pm

£3.00

Outdoor 3G Pitch

Paul Jones

01785 714152

P.Jones@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

Port Vale Foundation

Co-operative Academy, Westport Road, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4LD

Tuesday

8pm – 9.30pm

Outdoor Astroturf

£3.00

Sarah Minshill

07815 540968

sarah.minshall@port-vale.co.uk

 

Rugeley Leisure Centre

Burnthill Lane, Rugeley,

WS15 2HZ

Monday

7pm – 8pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.80

Ben Boden

01889 586260

B.Boden@wlct.org

 

Rugeley Leisure Centre

Burnthill Lane, Rugeley,

WS15 2HZ

Thursday

1pm – 2pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£2.80

Ben Boden

01889 586260

B.Boden@wlct.org

 

Stafford Borough Council

 

 

Rowley Park Stadium, Averill Road, Stafford, ST17 9XX

Tuesday

1pm – 2pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£1.00

Tony Dale

01785 619603

adale@staffordbc.gov.uk

 

Stoke City Community Trust

Stoke City Academy Dome, Dennis Viollet Road, Sir Stanley Matthews Way,

ST4 4TN

Monday
8pm – 9pm

Indoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

Chris Hill

01782 592252

christopher.hill@stokecityfc.com

 

Stoke City Community Trust

 

Stoke City Academy Dome, Dennis Viollet Road, Sir Stanley Matthews Way,

ST4 4TN

Tuesday 
11.30am – 1pm

Indoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

 

Chris Hill

01782 592252 

christopher.hill@stokecityfc.com

 

Stoke City Community Trust

Stoke City Academy Dome, Dennis Viollet Road, Sir Stanley Matthews Way,

ST4 4TN

Thursday
12.30pm – 2pm

Indoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

 Chris Hill

01782 592252 

christopher.hill@stokecityfc.com

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

The Wallace Sports Centre, Abbots Road, Abbey Hulton,

ST2 8DU

Monday

2.30pm – 4pm

Indoor Sports Hall

£1.50

Marie Kingsley-Marshall

01782 233555

Marie.Jenkins@stoke.gov.uk

 

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

 

Dimensions Leisure Centre, Scotia Road, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4ET

 

Tuesday

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£0

Kate Beer

07825 732705

kate.beer@stoke.gov.uk

 

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

 

Dimensions Leisure Centre, Scotia Road, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4ET

 

Thursday

2.00pm – 3.00pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£0

Kate Beer

07825 732705

kate.beer@stoke.gov.uk

 

Walsall 99ers

 

 

 

Oak Park Active Living Centre, Coppice Road, Walsall Wood, WS9 9BH

Monday

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.50 | £2.00

Alan Caron

07879 861011

info@walsall99ers.com

 

WHG (Walsall Housing Group)

 

Shelfield Ormiston Academy, Broadway, Pelsall, Walsall, WS4 1BW

Monday

6pm – 7pm

Outdoor Astroturf

£2.00

Martin Berry

07912 999282

martin.berry@whgrp.co.uk

 

WHG (Walsall Housing Group)

 

Sneyd Community Association,

Vernon Way, Walsall,

WS3 2PA

Tuesday

10am – 11am

Outdoor Astroturf

£Free

Martin Berry

07912 999282

martin.berry@whgrp.co.uk

WHG (Walsall Housing Group)

 

Sneyd Community Association,

Vernon Way, Walsall,

WS3 2PA

Thursday

10am – 11am

Outdoor Astroturf

£1.00

Brian Morris

07568 086473

brianmorrisbmga@talktalk.net

WHG (Walsall Housing Group)

 

Walsall Football Club, Banks’s Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA

Friday

6pm – 7pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£2.00

Martin Berry

07912 999282

martin.berry@whgrp.co.uk

 

Willenhall Walking Football Club

 

Banks's Soccer Centre, Aspray Arena, Sporting Khalsa, Noose Lane, Willenhall, WV13 3BB

Tuesday

7pm – 8pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

Glyn Marston

07588 249358

glyn.marston@hotmail.co.uk

 

Wilnecote Strollers Walking Football Club

Wilnecote Leisure Centre, Tinkers Green Road, Wilnecote, Tamworth,

B77 5LF

Friday

5:30pm – 7pm

Indoor Sports Hall

£3.00

Chris Bradshaw

07375 803864

wswfc@outlook.com