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?
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Events and Come Try Days
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For more information, contact Michelle Forbes at Northern NSW Football firstname.lastname@example.org