Walking Football


What is the National Walking Football program?

The National Walking Football programs are run in partnership with Active Ageing Australia and Member Federations offering a social, small-sided and sustainable version of football specifically modified for older Australians.

Walking Football focuses on passing rather than speed/running; flexible with its formats and accessible to the community and prospective players and highlights the health, well-being and social benefits of regular football and exercise activities for older people.

Northern NSW Football in conjunction with our zones and clubs, will offer programs catering to those aged 50 years and over.

What is Walking Football?

It is low-impact, team-based exercise, utilising the defined ‘Walking Football Rules and Formats,’ with players ‘always having one foot on the ground’ and, however not limited to:

1 – Matches are played with modified formats (5v5/6v6) on smaller pitches with shortened game time.
2 – Walking is mandatory
3 – A participant always has to have one foot on the ground.
4 – It is a low-impact version of the game.
5 – The ball cannot be kicked above head height.
6 – No heading of the ball.
7 – Facilitators lead the games in line with laws of football in the “spirit of the game”
8 – The focus is on fun and making friends.

Walking Football aims to promote positive physical & mental health benefits, social connectedness and the benefits of ongoing physical activity.

Where can you play?

If Walking Football sounds like something you want to get involved in, and you can’t find a location near you below, click here to express your interest.  

Lake Macquarie | Mondays

Day: Mondays 
Start Date:
TBC
End Date:
TBC
Time:
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost:
$80
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Run by:
Northern NSW Football

REGISTER HERE

Lake Macquarie | Tuesdays

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date:
TBC
End Date:
TBC
Time:
10:00am – 11:00am
Cost:
$80
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Run by:
Northern NSW Football

REGISTER HERE

Tuncurry

See details below for Come & Try days. Express your interest to play at this location HERE!

Mullumbimby

Day: Mondays
Start Date:
TBC
End Date:
TBC
Time:
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost:
$60
Venue:
Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club
Run by:
Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC

REGISTER HERE

Medowie

See details below for Come & Try days. Express your interest to play at this location HERE!

 

Come try days

Not ready to commit? No problems. Dip your toe in the water with a one off come try day.

Location: South Street Sporting Complex, Tuncurry
24 Stewart Parade, Tuncurry
Date:
02/08/21
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
RSVP: Contact Michelle Forbes or 02 4941 7200
Location: South Street Sporting Complex, Tuncurry
24 Stewart Parade, Tuncurry
Date:
09/08/21
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
RSVP: Contact Michelle Forbes or 02 4941 7200
Location: South Street Sporting Complex, Tuncurry
24 Stewart Parade, Tuncurry
Date:
20/09/21
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
RSVP: Contact Michelle Forbes or 02 4941 7200
     
Location:Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Date:
21/09/21
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
RSVP:
Contact Michelle Forbes or 02 4941 7200

 

 

For more information, contact Michelle Forbes at Northern NSW Football mforbes@northernnswfootball.com.au

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