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Walking Football is alive in Western Australia.

Following 6 years of experimentation and refinement and the recent advent of leagues in the United Kingdom, Football West is now working with clubs and initiatives to make our game enjoyable and accessible to a wider section of the community.

This exciting new form of the game is increasing inclusion and participation levels, recruiting people seeking a social and active lifestyle, retaining players considering hanging up their boots and adding to health and wellbeing of the community. Older persons and people with reduced mobility and fitness are especially encouraged to try it out and see if it is a good fit for them.

If you are keen to take the first step contact one of the clubs below or send an email to gordon.duus@footballwest.com.au with name and suburb to be kept updated on events and progress in your area.

More ‘Walkshops’ are being organised around Perth and regional Western Australia for clubs and players to trial the game.

Modest fees apply for players insurance, referees, venue, etc.

Further updates will be posted here.

Please note: while the game is played at a slower pace and minimises physical contact and brings positive health benefits for most, we urge people considering participating with serious health issues or previous injuries to consult their physician to seek medical clearance before playing.

News:

  • 2018 Walking Football Carnival Champions Quinns FC! See more details below.
  • Geraldton Walkshops Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 November. Contact Tanya Amazzini 0432 523 648.
  • Walking Football exhibition Wednesday 14 November 2018 at Have a Go Day, a LiveLighter Event in Burswood Park, thanks to Seniors Recreation Council of WA (Inc).
  • ‘Walkshops’ on offer to interested clubs; free of charge; all are welcome to attend, participate, join the discussion and enjoy an event with a difference! Participants to wear comfortable sporty shoes and clothes.

2018 Walking Football Carnival – Saturday 20 October 2018

See news item.

Following a short Walkshop for prospective players the free event featured 10 minute halves matches in round robin format culminating in a top-2 final.

Mix-gender teams played 6-a-side matches with 3 interchangeable substitutes and minimum 4 players aged 50+ on the pitch at any time.

 

Champions Quinns FC won the penalty shoot-out following a dramatic full-time 1-1 final.

All eagerly await the next challenges and challengers.

 

Locations:

Floreat – Fox Fives Futsal, 37 Chandler Avenue, Floreat. Special earlybird offer. Contact Tony Stewart on 0407 131 166.

Kelmscott Roos SC – announcement to come shortly following successful launch Saturday 1 September at Frye Park, Kelmscott. See launch flyer. Contact Robyn Noak on 0434 526 570 / noackrobyn@gmail.com.

Mandurah City FC –  following successful pilot, continues Friday 19 October 6.30pm weekly until December 21 at Securitas Protect Stadium, Peelwood Parade, Halls Head. Contact Diane Eldridge on secretary@mandurahcityfc.com.au.

Quinns FC – Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Gumblossom Park, Gumblossom Drive, Quinns Rocks. Contact Steve Alderson on 0423 759 950.

Wanneroo Wednesdays, 7:00pm to 8:30 pm at Kingsway Reserve, Hepburn Avenue, Landsdale. Hosted by Wanneroo City Soccer Club located at Hepburn Avenue end of Kingsway Sporting Complex. Contact Paul Thoroughgood on 0417 956 430.

More locations coming soon!

 

Resources:

Wanneroo City SC flyer

Fox Fives Futsal Walking Flyer

Media Item: Walking at Mandurah

Media Item: Walking at Wanneroo

Media Item: Pilot Walking Football Day Success.

Laws of Walking Football

See youtube.com for videos of Walking Football