Birmingham FA Walking Football League

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Birmingham FA are pleased to announce that we are launching our first competitive walking football league!

The walking format of the game has really taken off over the past 2 years with new groups springing up on a regular basis all over the country. The desire for a league became apparent from discussions that had taken place at Birmingham FA walking football steering group that was created to take advantage of the vast experience there was locally within walking football.

The significant growth of the game has been a testament to the work of a number of individuals passionate about providing further opportunities to play the game for older members of the community.

With the game starting off purely for recreational purposes a number of groups who had been running for a while were becoming more competitive and now required a local platform and recognition of the game. The walking football league will initially be for those who are 50+ but we are seeking to create an additional league in the coming year for younger players.

The league will be 7-a-side and will be £25 per fixture and there are four central venue fixtures dates highlighted below:

Sunday 25th June
11:00am - 1:00pm
Bedworth Football Club 
Sunday 16th July
11:00pm - 1:00pm
Portway Leisure Centre Oldbury
Sunday 20th August
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Four Dwellings Academy Quinton
Sunday 17th September
11:00am - 1:00pm
Heartlands Academy Nechells

The league will be using the FA rules that were released earlier in the year and a new batch of specifically qualified walking football referee’s. Birmingham FA Adult Football Development Officer Matthew Price commented on the new initiative “ I am really pleased to be confirming the start of this new league I think it is a really positive step for walking football across Birmingham FA.

We have some extremely pro-active walking football facilitators within our county and it has been beneficial to tap into that knowledge and experience and see them helping to drive the game forward in our county. We still have a few spaces left within the league so if anybody is interested in entering a team then please feel free to contact me.”