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.

Who is it for?

> Men and Women
> Ages 50+ (but open to all)
> Someone looking for slow-paced exercise 

 


Term 1 2022 Information: 

Start Date: 14 February 2022
End Date:
10 April 2022
Number of Weeks:
8 weeks 

 

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:
14 February 2022
End Date:
4 April 2022
Time:
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost:
$40
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Run by:
Northern NSW Football

REGISTER HERE

Lake Macquarie | Tuesdays

Day: Tuesdays
Start Date:
15 February 2022
End Date:
5 April 2022
Time:
9:15am – 10:15am 
Cost:
$40
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Run by:
Northern NSW Football

REGISTER HERE

Tuncurry

Day: Thursday
Start Date:
17 February 2022
End Date:
7 April 2022
Time:
5pm – 6pm
Cost:
$40
Venue:
South Street Sports Fields (Tuncurry Sports Complex)
Run by:
Northern NSW Football

REGISTER HERE

Lismore

Day: Tuesdays 
Start Date:
15 February 2022
End Date:
5 April 2022
Time:
5:15pm – 6pm 
Cost:
$40
Venue:
Richards Oval, 52 Brewster St, Lismore
Run by:
Northern NSW Football

REGISTER HERE

Medowie

Day: Tuesdays 
Start Date:
8 February 2022
End Date:
12 April 2022
Time:
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost:
$60 or weekly $20 upfront + $10 p/session
Venue:
Yulong Oval, 4 Kirrang Dr, Medowie NSW 2318
Run by:
Medowie FC

REGISTER HERE

Mullumbimby

Day: Mondays
Start Date:
31 January 2022
End Date:
18 April 2022
Time:
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost:
$60
Venue:
Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club
Run by:
Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC

REGISTRATIONS OPEN SOON

 

Events and Come Try Days

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

Speers Point 13/12/21

Date: Monday 13 December 2021
Time:
6pm – 7:30pm 
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

Speers Point 14/12/21

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021
Time:
9am – 10:30am
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

Medowie 25/01/22

Date: Tuesday 25 January 2022
Time:
6:30pm – 7:30pm 
Venue:
Yulong Oval, 4 Kirrang Dr, Medowie NSW 2318
RSVP:
Luke Radcliffe

Taree 27/01/22

Date:  Thursday 27/01/22
Time:
5:30pm – 6:30pm 
Venue:
Omaru Park, Muldoon St, Taree NSW 2430
RSVP:
Michael Wallace 

Speers Point 31/1/22

Date: Monday 31 January 2022
Time:
6pm – 7:30pm 
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

Speers Point 1/2/22

Date: Tuesday 1 February 2022
Time:
9:15am – 10:15am 
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

Medowie 1/02/22

Date: Tuesday 1 February 2022
Time:
6:30pm – 7:30pm 
Venue:
Yulong Oval, 4 Kirrang Dr, Medowie NSW 2318
RSVP:
Luke Radcliffe

Taree 3/02/22

Date:  Thursday 3/02/22
Time:
5:30pm – 6:30pm 
Venue:
Omaru Park, Muldoon St, Taree NSW 2430
RSVP:
Michael Wallace 

Tuncurry 3/02/22

Date: Thursday 3 February 2022
Time:
5pm – 6pm
Venue:
South Street Sports Fields (Tuncurry Sports Complex)
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

Speers Point 7/2/22

Date: Monday 7 February 2022
Time:
6pm – 7pm 
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

Speers Point 8/2/22

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Time:
9:15am – 10:15am  
Venue:
Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes 

Tuncurry 10/2/22

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022
Time:
5pm – 6pm
Venue:
South Street Sports Fields (Tuncurry Sports Complex)
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

Lismore 15/02/22

Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022
Time:
5:15pm – 6pm 
Venue: Richards Oval, 52 Brewster St, Lismore
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

Lismore 22/02/22

Date: Tuesday 22 February 2022
Time:
5:15pm – 6pm 
Venue:
Richards Oval, 52 Brewster St, Lismore
RSVP:
Michelle Forbes

 

 

 

 

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

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