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.  

Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
13 Park Road, Speers Point
Day: Mondays 
Start Date:
19/07/21
End Date: 06/09/21
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: $80
REGISTER HERE

Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
13 Park Road, Speers Point
Day: Tuesdays
Start Date:
20/07/21
End Date: 07/09/21
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: $80
REGISTER HERE

Location: South Street Sporting Complex, Tuncurry
24 Stewart Parade, Tuncurry
Day: Mondays
Start Date:
19/07/21
End Date: 06/09/21
Times: 3pm-4pm
Cost: $80
REGISTER HERE

Location: Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club
Pine Avenue, Mullumbimby
Day: Mondays
Start Date:
5/07/21
End Date: 20/09/21
Times: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $60

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

Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
13 Park Road, Speers Point
Date:
06/07/21
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
RSVP: Contact Michelle Forbes or 02 4941 7200

Location: South Street Sporting Complex, Tuncurry
24 Stewart Parade, Tuncurry
Date:
28/06/21
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
RSVP: Contact Michelle Forbes or 02 4941 7200

Location: South Street Sporting Complex, Tuncurry
24 Stewart Parade, Tuncurry
Date:
12/07/21
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
RSVP: Contact Michelle Forbes or 02 4941 7200

Location: Oak Tree Retirement Village, Boolaroo
18 Guest St, Boolaroo
Date:
29/06/21
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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