WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL?
Walking Football is an exciting new format of football where the concept is simple – it’s normal football but you must walk!
This exciting new and fun format is helping Football West in make our game enjoyable and accessible to a wider section of the community. This not only increases inclusion and participation levels, but helps those seeking a social and active lifestyle, retaining players considering hanging up their boots and adding to health and well-being of the community.
Older persons and people with reduced mobility and fitness are especially encouraged to try it out!
WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
If you are keen to take the first step in joining a competition, please contact email@example.com.
If you would like to conduct a ‘Walkshop’ at your organisation contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE TO PLAY WALKING FOOTBALL
Football West regularly runs both ‘Walkshops’ and ongoing competitions, both of which are very accessible and suitable for those of all abilities.
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 (see flyer)
Wannero City Soccer Club, 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.
Fox Football Fives, 37 Chandler Avenue, Floreat (see flyer)
‘Walkshops’ allow clubs and players to discover, enjoy and learn and are delivered around Perth and regional Western Australia.
Football West provides this service to clubs, groups and organisations free of charge with all welcome to attend, participate, join the discussion and enjoy an event with a difference!
Participants should wear comfortable sporty shoes and clothes and bring a drink bottle.
FIND OUT MORE
If you are keen to take the first step in playing, conducting a ‘Walkshop’ at your organisation or learning a little bit more, contact email@example.com.
WALKING FOOTBALL NEWS
2018 Walking Football Carnival – Wrap-up. See news item.
Saturday 20 October 2018, a short Walkshop for prospective players led in to the free event featuring 10 minute halves matches in round-robin format culminating in a top-2 final. Champions Quinns FC won the penalty shoot-out following a dramatic full-time 1-1 final. Participants left with eager anticipation for the next challenges and challengers.
- Forrestfield Walkshop Wednesday 27 March in Forrestfield a success with 18 players and great feedback!
- Maccabi FC Walkshops set for Tuesday 9 April and Sunday 28 April in Yokine – 9 April flyer
- Interactive Display at 2018 Seniors Recreation Council WA Expo a success; check out some of the action photos from the day.
- Peel Walkshop Friday 8 March in Mandurah a success with 21 players and great feedback!
- Ashfield Walkshop Monday 18 March saw 9 players have a great experience.
- Announcement on major Australia-wide project (2019)
- Walking at Mandurah (2018)
- Walking at Wanneroo (2018)
- Pilot Walking Football Day Success (2016)
RESOURCES & RULES
Please note, even with reduced speed, minimal impact and positive health benefits for most in Walking Football, we urge people considering participating with serious health issues or previous injuries to consult their physician to seek medical clearance before playing.
Summary of special rules, designed to keep the game safe, fair and flowing:
- blue card and 2-minute sin-bin keeps field players to ‘one foot on the ground at all times’ and keeps the game friendly
- no off-side
- goalkeeper is the only person allowed in a ‘D’ area and must remain inside
- ball must remain below 6-foot (183cm) height and no heading
- free kicks close to the ‘D’ are taken back 2-metres from the line
- from dead-ball starts opposition players must respect 2-metre distance
- from dead ball starts the ball must touch a third player before the first player can play it again
- goalkeeper throws ball in underarm
- most breaches result in indirect free-kicks to opposition
Laws of Walking Football (revised 2018)