Walking Football

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Walking Football, a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s, has arrived in Birmingham.

It was initially designed to help get over 50's back into football and increase physical activity through rekindling players' love for the game.

The rules are adapted so there is no running, very little contact and kick-ins instead of throw-ins. With less stress on the body and no real sudden change of direction or cutting movements, the game allows participants to play without apprehension and at their own pace.

Playing the game at walking pace is a fantastic way to keep fit, reduce chances of injury and falls, and also is a great way to meet new people.

Anyone is welcome to attend so dust off your football kit and give it a go. Find your local session below:

 

Beechcroft Multi Sports Club

Winner of the Outstanding Project Delivered in the Community – Solihull Awards 2015

Beechcroft Avenue, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 9ER.

Monday 11:00 – 12:30 over 50’s
Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00 Less Mobile
Wednesday 11:00 – 12:30 over 50’s
Thursday 11:00 – 12:30 over 65’s
Thursday 20:00 – 21:00 over 40’s (must call to book for this session)
Friday 12:00 – 13:30 over 60’s
Saturday 12:15 – 13:45 over 40’s

£3 for members, £4 non members
First session FREE
Paul Murtagh – 07956 174133

 

Bedworth & District WF

Bedworth United AFC, Coventry Road, Bedworth.CV12 8NN
Every Monday 5pm-6pm (some Fridays when confirmed) regular friendlies organised with other groups, session costs
£3 per person.
Surface 3G+ (footwear required to be Moulded Studs or Astro-Type Boots) ** strict
Over 50 years
Contact: Russ Watkin 02476 738005 Mob: 07912150991 e-m russwatkin@aol.com  

Controlled Football

Saturday 14:15 – 15:30 over 25’s

 

Harborne Walking Football Club

 

Queen Alexandra College, Court Oak Road, Harborne, B17 9TG
Mondays 19:00 - 20:00 
£3 per session
Contact Steve (07940480718) or Nigel (07957812104)
www.wfcharborne.co.uk

 

Xcel Leisure Centre Coventry (Age UK)

 

Mitchell Avenue, Coventry, CV4 8DY
Tuesday 11:00-12:00
£2-£3 per session
Age UK Coventry – Dave Montgomery - 024 7667 4397

 

Sky Blues in the Community, Coventry

 

St. Finbarr’s Sports & Social Club, 303 Holbrook Lane, Coventry, CV6 4DG
Thursday 10:30-12:00
£3 per session
Sky Blues in the Community – 024 7678 6314

 

Summerhill School, Kingswinford

 

Lodge Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 9XE
Tuesday 20.00-21.00
First session FREE, after £15 per month
Mark Grazier – 07813 710778

 

Abbey Stadium, Redditch

 

Birmingham Road, Redditch, B97 6EJ
Thursday 10:00-11:00
First session FREE, every session after £2
Sport Development Team (Elisabeth) - 01527 881289

 

Warley

 

Warley RFC, Tatbank Road, Oldbury, B68 8NR
Thursday 19:00-20:00
First session FREE, every session after £3
Pete Ryan – 07968 635970

 

Goals Perry Barr, Birmingham

 

Tameside Park, Aldridge Road, Birmingham, B42 2UB
Thursdays & Saturdays 11:00-12:00
£3 per session
To book call 0121 356 333 (Extension 2)

 

Pulse Soccer Centre, Wednesbury

 

Friar Park Road, Wednesbury, WS10 0JS
Monday's and Wednesday's 19.00 - 20.00
£2 per session
To book call 0121 506 1100

Bert Williams Leisure Centre

 

Bert Williams Leisure Centre, Nettlefolds Way, Wolverhampton, WV14 0EF
Monday's 16.00 - 17.00
£1 per session
To book call 01902 551010