The slower version of the beautiful game
Walking football has become increasingly popular. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. It's designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness, as well as support people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age or injury.
Older people who play have seen many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat and more muscle, and better mobility.
And it’s not just health benefits - walking football also offers social benefits. Participants can meet new people, avoid becoming isolated, and interact with individuals and small groups.
This is one sporting activity that is suitable for all.
Come and join us
Joining in a physical activity with a group of people your age can be a breath of fresh air, make you laugh and give you a good time. It’s a great way to get out more, meet new people and feel better.
Just like it used to be
Remember how activity used to feel? The feeling you once got from playing sport or riding your bike as a child? As you get older, there’s no reason why you can’t get that same pleasure – with activities that you know and feel good about and at your pace.
It’s sometimes easy to get stuck in a rut as you get older. A new activity is a great way to try something new and get the most out of life. Find something you love and you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it.
We all want to stay mobile and continue enjoying our daily activities independently. Doing a bit of regular activity will keep you feeling healthy and happier in later life.
Enjoy time together
Retirement brings with it more free time. Perhaps it’s time to rekindle old friendships and get to know each other again? There’s no better way than by doing a sport or outdoor activity together.
The boredom buster
Taking up a physical activity can inject a buzz and energy into your weekly routine.