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!

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ESupport@StaffordshireFA.com

T: 01785 256994

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 Participation Officer Jake Triggs via support@staffordshirefa.com or on 07719 964165.

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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

 

 

Beacon Sports & Fitness, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0AD

Wednesday

7pm – 8pm

Outdoor Astroturf

£3.00

Tony Haughton - antne.h@mail.com

Gordon Bancroft - gabancroft288@btinternet.com

Beaconside Sports Centre

Beacon Sports & Fitness, Weston Road, Stafford,

ST18 0AD

Tuesday

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Outdoor Astroturf

£.300

John Fearns

07889 470027

Fearnsrj@virginmedia.com

Beaconside Sports Centre

Beacon Sports & Fitness, Weston Road, Stafford,

ST18 0AD

Thursday

4pm – 5.30pm

Outdoor Astroturf

£3.00

John Fearns

07889 470027

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

James Lloyd

01283 246207

neil.taylor@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

James Lloyd

01283 246207

neil.taylor@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

£4.00

James Lloyd

01283 246207

neil.taylor@burtonalbionct.org

Cheadle SMU FC

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

Monday 

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£2.00

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

Powerleague Stoke, Trentham Lakes, Dennis Violet Avenue, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4TN

Saturday

9.30am – 11.30am

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£5.00

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

 

Penkridge Leisure Centre

 

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

Monday

6pm – 7pm

£3.00

Outdoor 3G Pitch

Damian Bearman

01785 714152

d.bearman@sstaffs.gov.uk

 

Port Vale Foundation Dimensions Leisure Centre, Scotia Road, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 4ET

Tuesday
7-8pm
Outdoor Astroturf
£4.00

Sarah Minshill
07815 540968
sarah.minshall@port-vale.co.uk

Port Vale Foundation
Port Vale Academy Sports Hall, Vale Park, Entrance C, Hamil Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 1AW

Thursday
11am – 12pm
Indoor Sports Hall
Free

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

Adam Farmer

01889 586260

Adam.Farmer@ihlmail.org

 

Rugeley Leisure Centre

Burnthill Lane, Rugeley,

WS15 2HZ

Thursday

1pm – 2pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£2.80

Adam Farmer

01889 586260

Adam.Farmer@ihlmail.org

Rushall Raiders Over 58s, Over 63s & Over 68s Rushall Olympic Football Club, Daw End, Walsall, WS4 1LJ

Monday

2-3pm

Outdoor 3G pitch

£3

Alan Caron

07879 861011

info@ac-coaching.co.uk

 Rushall Raiders  Shelfield Academy, Broad Way, Pelsall, Walsall, WS4 1BW Monday 
7-8pm 
Outdoor 3G Pitch 
£3.00 

Alan Caron

07879 861011

Info@ac-coaching.co.uk

Rushall Raiders 
Over 58s, Over 63s & 68s
Rushall Olympic Football Club, Daw End, Walsall, WS4 1LJ  Wednesday 
2-3pm
Outdoor 3G Pitch
£3.00 

Alan Caron

07879 861011

Info@ac-coaching.co.uk 

Freedom Leisure – Stafford 

 
 

 

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

Tuesday

11-12pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£1.00

Dave Harrison

01785 249737

Dave.harrison@freedom-leisure.co.uk

 

Stoke City Community Trust (50+)

Longton Rugby Club, Eastern Rise, Sir Stanley Matthews Way, ST4 8WG

Monday
12.30pm – 2pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

Chris Hill

01782 592252

christopher.hill@stokecityfc.com

 

Stoke City Community Trust (35+)

 

Longton Rugby Club, Eastern Rise, Sir Stanley Matthews Way, ST4 8WG

Monday
6 – 7pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

 

 

Chris Hill

01782 592252 

christopher.hill@stokecityfc.com

 

Stoke City Community Trust (50+)

Longton Rugby Club, Eastern Rise, Sir Stanley Matthews Way, ST4 8WG

Tuesday
12.30pm – 2pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

Chris Hill

01782 592252 

christopher.hill@stokecityfc.com

Stoke City Community Trust (60+) Longton Rugby Club, Eastern Rise, Sir Stanley Matthews Way, ST4 8WG

Wednesday 
12.30-2pm
Outdoor 3G Pitch 
£3.00

Chris Hill 

01782 592252

Christopher.Hill@stokecityfc.com

 

Stoke City Community Trust (50+) Longton Rugby Club, Eastern Rise, Sir Stanley Matthews Way, ST4 8WG  Thursday
12.30pm – 2pm
Outdoor 3G Pitch
£3.00 

Chris Hill

01782 592252 / christopher.hill@stokecityfc.com

 Stoke City Community Trust (50+) Longton Rugby Club, Eastern Rise, Sir Stanley Matthews Way, ST4 8WG  Friday
12.30pm – 2pm
Outdoor 3G Pitch
£3.00  

Chris Hill

01782 592252 / christopher.hill@stokecityfc.com 

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

 

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

glyn.marston@hotmail.co.uk

 

Wilnecote Strollers Walking Football Club  Tamworth Enterprise College, Birds Bush Road, Tamworth, B77 2NE  Monday
7-8pm
Outdoor 3G Pitch 
£3.00 

David Iliffe 

07884 270107

wswfc20@gmail.com 

Wilnecote Strollers Walking Football Club

Wilnecote High School, Tinkers Green Road, Wilnecote, Tamworth B77 5LF

 

Friday

5:30pm – 7pm

Outdoor 3G Pitch

£3.00

David Iliffe 

07884 270107

wswfc20@gmail.com