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Walking Football is here!
Although it might not seem too energetic, Walking Football is a fun filled, action packed game of football with only one extra rule….. No running allowed!
Generally aimed at the over 50s, walking football is great! Whether you’re looking to keep fit, be sociable or even just want to score a couple of goals then walking football is exactly up your street. It is a great way to maintain your physical fitness and also make new friends and get that kick back in your step (not that it went away that is!)
The rules are the same as normal 5 a side football with the obvious difference that there is no running and no slide tackling. There is less stress on the body as there is no sudden change of direction or cutting movements. 
Age Scotland are currently working closely with The SPFL Trust, SAMH and Paths for All to develop the Scottish Walking Football Network and recently hosted the first Walking Football Festival in Scotland.  
The Festival was hosted by Spartans Community Football Academy at Ainslie Park in Edinburgh and saw 114 players take part from across the country with a total of 838,000 steps taken or approximately 400 miles walked.

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Walking football is a variant of traditional football aimed at keeping people aged 50+ involved with the sport if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, they are not able to play the traditional game. The sport can be played both indoors and outdoors.

Although it might not sound too energetic, Walking Football is an action packed game of football – just with no running or slide tackles. If you run, you concede a free kick to the other side!

Walking Football is a great way to stay involved with the sport. Whether you’re looking to keep fit, be sociable or just want to score a couple of goals then walking football is exactly up your street.

Age Scotland work closely with The SPFL Trust, SAMH and Paths for All to develop the Scottish Walking Football Network and last year hosted the first Walking Football Festival in Scotland.

With clubs across Scotland, there’s sure to be a club near you.

Find your nearest Walking Football Club

For more information: Contact Walking Football Development Officer Billy Singh on Billy.Singh@pathsforall.org.uk or call 07772 557 147

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