Time in the game takes its toll. Injuries mount. Joints get older. But the spirit remains. And the muscles remember. The Age UK Walking Football programme gives you a new way to stay in the game you love, instead of staying home.
It’s football, but without all the sprinting, running and jogging. It’s safer, with no heading or clashes and tackling only with reduced contact. It makes The Age UK Walking Football programme the fun and easy way for you to return to football, or discover playing for the first time. We can all make new friends, socialise together, and be part of something good.
Earlier this year, The Football Association and Sport England partnered with Age UK to reach over 1,000 older people through Walking Football groups in communities across England. Age UK Buckinghamshire are working with Wycombe Wanderers SET to provide the programme here in High Wycombe. After 4 months playing at Lane End Playing Fields we decided to move indoors at Wycombe Leisure Centre for the winter season and were delighted when the Mayor of High Wycombe, Councillor Andrea Baughan, decided to join us there on Thursday 4th November. As Walking Football is a fun, inclusive activity, aimed at all levels of ability regardless of previous experience, Annie had no problem slotting into the game and even managed to slot the ball into the net.