Walking Football

Football At A Different Pace

You'll Never Walk Alone

Walking Football is a format of football aimed at encouraging older adults to play again at a pace that suits them.

This particular format engages an age group that isn’t normally associated with playing the game, and gives footballers over 50 the opportunity to rekindle their playing days and stay active!

The game comprises of the same rules as standard football, except players are not permitted to run. As a result, the game relies less on physical attributes such as speed, power and stamina, focusing more on accurate passing, good positional play and strong tactical knowledge.

Walking Football is not played as you might see it in the Premier League either; it is very adaptable, can be played at any level of skill and is open to men and women of all ages and abilities.

So, whether you’re looking for a social kickabout or to find your old competitive edge, we have something to suit you across the region.


E: Support@BirminghamFA.com

Phone: 0121 357 4278




Get involved

Central England O75 PlayersThe Central England Over 75's team are proving that football is for them! The team are the oldest side in the Birmingham County Walking Football League with all players over the age of 75, the eldest being 80. The team are competing in their inaugural season in the newly formed Over 68's division, and gained their first victory in only their second game back in October. The team also compete in external competitions and some players have taken their skills onto the international stage in recent times. 

They are always on the lookout for new players to come and join in the fun, so contact Harley.Hetherington@BirminghamFA.com to get in touch. 



Walking football offers many benefits, including:

  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure
  • Better mobility and weight loss
  • A chance to meet new individuals and groups
  • Increased self confidence
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See below to view Walking Football sessions that are taking place across our County.


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