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Very different to the regular game of football, walking football caters primarily for the over 50s, although some tournaments are now running for players exclusively in their 60’s and 70’s.
It is a non-contact sport that prohibits all running and with over-head height restrictions and indirect free kicks, it allows for a safer game that takes the players ages into consideration.
Walking football is played at a much slower pace allowing many players who have loved the game throughout their lives to continue playing albeit at a gentler rate, and at the same time encourages players new to the game to take part knowing that the threat of any injury is dramatically reduced.
The positive benefits of participating in walking football include increasing your cardiovascular health, your postural balance and resting heart rate as well as improving your mental wellbeing by achieving the feeling of satisfaction and personal reward.
Hear how Tamara took up Walking Football and now enjoys the sessions: