The last 6 months has seen some encouraging developments within our Walking Football programme at The Foundation. With 5 sessions currently being delivered, enquiries are coming in on a weekly basis from older men and women wanting to know more about the game and how they can get involved.

The great thing about Walking Football is that no experience is required and all abilities are welcome. The rules are exactly the same as normal football, however, you are not allowed to run or jog - strictly walking!!  It’s a great way to get fit, improve your health, rehabilitate injuries, and the social aspect is huge in that there is plenty of fun to be had both on and off the pitch where lots of groups will stick around for coffees and meet up outside of their weekly football sessions.

Jonathan Sinfield, aged 62, a regular Walking Footballer with us says

“Walking Football has been life changing for me…. I still dream of playing for England! It has been great comradery and exercise”

The Foundation offer free taster sessions for anyone wishing to give it a go. Tie up those laces, get your football career back on track, and walk yourself fit.

Community Engagement Manager, Ozzie Willis, who coordinates our Walking Football programme said

“Its exciting times for Walking Football, people are playing for the first time in their life and others are playing again after hanging up their boots for 30-40 years. It’s incredible to hear about the impact its having on so many people. I would recommend Walking Football to anyone, so much so I now have my 72-year-old Dad involved and regularly attending one of our sessions. It really is for anyone, and I would encourage both and men and women to try it out. The Foundation will continue to support Walking Football and are excited to be a part of its growth.”

Walking Football Sessions are currently being delivered at the following locations & times:

  • Shephalbury Academy, Monday 8-9m & Wednesday 10-11am
  • Welwyn Garden City Football Club, Tuesday 10-11am
  • Hartham 3G Astro, Hertford, Thursday 10-11am
  • Hatfield University Sports Village, De Havilland Campus, Thursday 12.15-1pm

For more information on our Walking Football programme please:

Email Ozzie - click here

Call 01438 223223 (Option 6) 

Visit our Walking Football page - click here