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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 local 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.

Expressions of interest are welcomed from individuals and clubs; if you are keen to take the first step email to gordon.duus@footballwest.com.au with name and suburb, and we will keep you updated on events and progress.

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

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:

  • ‘Walkshops’ on offer to interested clubs; free of charge; all are welcome to attend, participate, join the discussion and enjoy an evening with a difference! Participants to wear comfortable sporty shoes and clothes.
  • Walkshop at Mandurah City FC Friday 27 July, see flyer and details below.
  • 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).

Current Locations:

Floreat Fridays starting 18 May, 6pm to 7:30pm at Fox Fives Futsal, 37 Chandler Avenue, Floreat. Special earlybird offer. Contact Tony Stewart on 0407 131 166.

Mandurah City FC – commencing Friday 27 July 5pm at Peelwood Reserve, Peelwood Parade, Halls Head. See launch Mandurah City flyer. 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 8:30pm 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.

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

Resources:

Wanneroo City Walking Flyer

Fox Fives Futsal Walking Flyer

Media Item: Walking at Wanneroo

Media Item: Pilot Walking Football Day Success.

Laws of Walking Football

See youtube.com for videos of Walking Football