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Age UK Walking Football Programme

The Football Association, Sport England and Age UK have announced a walking football programme, with the goal of reaching more than 1,000 older people in communities across England over the next two years.

Find walking football near you

Age UK Barnsley

Where? Barnsley College, Honeywell Lane, S75 1DB

When? Tuesday, 5.45pm

How to book:  For more information call 01226 776 820, or email enquiries@ageukbarnsley.org.uk

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Age UK Birmingham and Sandwell

Where? Beechcroft Tennis & Multi Sports Community Club, Beechcroft Avenue, B28 9ER

When? Wednesday, 10.30am

How to book: To book or for more information call 0121 437 0033

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Age UK Blackburn with Darwen

Where? AFC Darwen, Anchor Football Ground, Access and Car Parking Anchor Road, Darwen, BB3 0BB

When? Monday, 1.30pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/blackburnwithdarwen/our-services/active-ageing/

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Age UK Bolton

Where? Burden Park, Croft Lane, BL3 2RS

When? Tuesday, 1pm

How to book: Please email: enquiries@ageukbolton.org.uk, or call 01204 382411

 

Bolton (Women's session)

Where? Bolton Arena, Leisure Centre Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6LB

When? Tuesday, 7pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bolton/our-services/walking-football/

 

Bolton (Men's session)

Where? Bolton Arena, Leisure Centre Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6LB

When? Friday, 10am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bolton/our-services/walking-football/

 

Bolton

Where? Horwich Leisure Centre, Victoria Rd, Horwich, Bolton BL6 5PY

When? Wednesday, 1pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bolton/our-services/walking-football/

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Age UK Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Where? Pelhams Park Leisure Centre, Land Manor Farm Road, Bournemouth, BH10 7LF

When? Tuesday, 11am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bournemouthpooleeastdorset/activities-and-events/walking-football/

Bournemouth

Where? Bournemouth University Sports Centre, Talbot Campus, Poole House Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB

When? Thursday, 6pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bournemouthpooleeastdorset/activities-and-events/walking-football/

Bournemouth

Where? Sir David English Sports Centre, The Sir David English Sports Centre East Way, Bournemouth, BH8 9PZ

When? Wednesday, 5pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bournemouthpooleeastdorset/activities-and-events/walking-football/

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Age UK Bradford District

Where? BEAP Community Centre, 31 Cornwall Road, Cornwall Road, Bradford, BD8 7JN

When? Thursday, 11am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bradforddistrict/activities-and-events/walking-football/

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Age UK Bristol

Broad Plain (Thursday)

Where? Broad Plain & Riverside Youth Project, Clement Street, Easton, BS2 9ES

When? Thursday, 11am-1pm (mixed session, indoors)

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bristol/our-services/linkage/walking-football/

 

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Age UK Buckinghamshire

Where? Wycombe Leisure Centre Handy Cross, High Wycombe HP11 1UP

When? Thursday, 11am -12pm

How to book: https://www.wwset.co.uk/ageukwalking-football/

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Age UK Carlisle and Eden

Where? Soccerworld Carlisle, Rome Street, Carlisle, CA2 SAQ

When? Friday, 4.30pm (women only); Friday 5.30pm

How to book: Call 01228 536673 or email admin@ageukcarlisleandeden.org.uk

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Age UK Devon

Devon (People living with dementia)

Where? Dawlish Leisure Centre, Sandy Lane, Dawlish, EX7 0AF

When? Wednesday, 4.30pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/devon/activities-and-events/age-uk-walking-football/

 

Devon

Where? Wonford Sports Centre, Rifford Road, Exeter, EX2 6NF

When? Friday, 11am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/devon/activities-and-events/age-uk-walking-football/

 

Devon

Where? Tarka Tennis Centre, Brethren Bank, Barnstaple, EX31 2AP

When? Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am

How to book: Email info@ageukdevon.co.uk 

 

Newton Abbott

Where? Devon FA Club House, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EJ

When? Tuesday, 10.30am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/devon/activities-and-events/age-uk-walking-football/

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Age UK Faversham and Sittingbourne

Where? Swallows Leisure Centre, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, ME10 4NT

When? Tuesday, 1pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/favershamandsittingbourne/our-services/community-based-activities/walking-football/

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Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Where? King George V Playing Field, Ash Avenue, WR4 9TL

When? Friday, 11am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/herefordshireandworcestershire/activities-and-events/walking-football/

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Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable

Whistable

Where? The Whitstable School, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, CT5 1PX

When? Wednesday, 6:15pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/hernebayandwhitstable/activities-and-events/walking-football/

 

Herne Bay

Where? Herne Bay Sports Club, Mandarin Lane, Herne Bay, CT6 5RF

When? Tuesday, 2pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/hernebayandwhitstable/activities-and-events/walking-football/

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Age UK Hull

Hull (Indoor)

Where? Costello Stadium, Anlaby Park Road North, Hull, HU4 6XQ

When? Thursday, 10am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/hull/activities-and-events/walking-football

 

Hull (3G Pitch)

Where? Cottingham Sports Pavilion, King George V Playing Fields, Northgate, Cottingham, HU16 5QW

When? Wednesday, 10am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/hull/activities-and-events/walking-football

 

Hull (Indoor)

Where?Cottingham Sports Pavilion, King George V Playing Fields, Northgate, Cottingham, HU16 5QW

When? Friday, 10am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/hull/activities-and-events/walking-football

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Age UK Hythe and Lyminge

Where? Oaklands Park, Oaklands, Hythe, CT21 6BD

When? Tuesday, 10.30am

How to book: To book call 01303 269602

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Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire

Where? Active Arena, Moorland Way, Lincoln, LN6 7JW

When? Wednesday, 10.30am

How to book: Please contact our team on 03455 564 144 or email: info@ageuklsl.org.uk

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Age UK Manchester

Manchester (Men's session)

Where? Wythenshawe Forum, The Forum Centre, Wythenshawe Forum Futures Forum Square, Manchester, M22 5RX

When? Thursday, 10am

How to book: Please call 0161 833 3944

 

Manchester (Women's session)

Where? Wythenshawe Forum, The Forum Centre, Wythenshawe Forum Futures Forum Square, Manchester, M22 5RX

When? Thursday, 11am

How to book: Please call 0161 833 3944

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Age UK North Tyneside

Where? Foxhunters Playing Field, Preston North Road, North Shields

When? Wednesday, 10am (Women only)

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northtyneside/about-us/news/articles/2021/walking-footballs-back/

 

Where? Wallsend Boys Club, Rheydt Avenue, Wallsend, NE28 8SX

When? Thursday, 10.30am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northtyneside/about-us/news/articles/2021/walking-footballs-back/

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Age UK Norwich

The Arena (Mixed session)

Where? The Arena, Avian Way, Salhouse Road, NR7 9AR

When? Thursday, 11am

How to book: Call 01603 496333

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Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Where? Greasley Sports And Community Centre, Dovecote Road, Newthorpe, Nottingham, NG16 3QN

When? Wednesday, 4.30pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/notts/about-us/news/articles/2022/walking-football/

 

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Where? Astro Kings Nottingham, Bilborough Park Wigman Road, Nottingham, NG8 4PB

When? Monday, 1pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/notts/about-us/news/articles/2022/walking-football/

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Age UK Oxfordshire

Where? Spiceball Country Club, Cherwell Drive, Banbury, OX16 2RD

When? Monday, 5pm

How to book: Call 0345 450 1276 or admin@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

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Age UK Plymouth

Plymouth (For veterans)

Where? Brickfields Sports Centre, Madden Road, Plymouth, PL1 4NE

When? Monday, 2pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/plymouth/activities-and-events/lunches/

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Age UK Salford

Salford

Where? The Deans Primary School, Stanwell Road, Stanwell Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5TD

When? Thursday, 5pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/salford/about-us/walking-football/

 

Salford

Where? Albert Park, Grecian Street, Broughton, Salford, M7 2JW

When? Thursday, 5pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/salford/about-us/walking-football/

 

Dementia-friendly session

Where? Albert Park, Grecian Street, Broughton, Salford, M7 2JW

When? Monday, 1pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/salford/about-us/walking-football/

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Age UK Sheffield

Wisewood Sports Centre

Where? 75 Laird Road, Sheffield S6 4BS

When? Monday, 11am

How to book: To sign up please contact 0114 553 7807. Or enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

 

Dore and Totley URC (Women only)

Where? 28 Totley Brook Road, Sheffield S17 3QS

When? Monday, 1.30pm

How to book: To sign up please contact 0114 553 7807. Or enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

 

Springs Leisure Centre

Where? 526, East Bank Road, Norton S2 2AL

When? Tuesday, 10am

How to book: To sign up please contact 0114 553 7807. Or enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

 

Thorncliffe St Georges Park Leisure Centre

Where? Pack Horse Lane, Sheffield S35 3HY

When? Tuesday, 2pm

How to book: To sign up please contact 0114 553 7807. Or enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

 

Graves St Georges Park

Where? Bochum Parkway, Sheffield S8 8JR

When? Wednesday, 11am

How to book: To sign up please contact 0114 553 7807. Or enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

 

Wisewood Sports Centre

Where? 75 Laird Rd, Sheffield, S6 4BS

When? Friday, 11am

How to book: To sign up please contact 0114 553 7807. Or enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk

 

 

 

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Age UK Somerset

Where? Bridgwater & Taunton College Sports Zone, Bath Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4PZ

When? Saturday, 10.30am

How to book: Pre-booking essential: please call 01823 345 626 or email ageingwell@ageuksomerset.org.uk

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Age UK Stockport

Stockport

Where? Brinnington Leisure Centre, Northumberland Road, Brinnington, Stockport SK5 8LS

When? Monday, 12.30pm

How to book: Call 0161 480 1211

 

Stockport (Women's session)

Where? Brinnington Leisure Centre, Northumberland Road, Brinnington, Stockport SK5 8LS

When? Wednesday, 1pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/stockport/activities-and-events/regular-activities/

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Age UK Sunderland

Where? Raich Carter Sports Centre, Commercial Road, Hendon, Sunderland SR2 8PD

When? Tuesday, 1.30pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sunderland/about-us/news/articles/2017/walking-football/

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Age UK Trafford

Where? George H Carnall Leisure Centre, Kingsway Park, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7FJ

When? Tuesday, 11am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/trafford/activities-and-events/age-uk-walking-football-programme/

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Age UK Wakefield

Pontefract

Where? A1 Football Factory, Skinner Lane, Pontefract, WF8 1HG

When? Thursday, 11am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wakefielddistrict/activities-and-events/walking-football/

 

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Age UK Waltham Forest

Where? Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre, 170 Waltham Forest Pool & Track Chingford Road, Walthamstow, E17 5AA

When? Thursday, 10.30am

How to book: Please email: events@ageukwalthamforest.org.uk

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Age UK Wandsworth

Battersea

Where? Battersea Sports Centre, Hope Street, London, SW11 2DA

When? Tuesday, 2pm

How to book: Email exercise@ageukwandsworth.org.uk or call 020 8877 8940.

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Age UK West Cumbria

West Cumbria

Where? Cleator Moor Activity Centre, Quarry Road, Cleator Moor, CA25 5AN

When? Wednesday, 6pm

How to book:To sign up, or for more information, please contact info@ageukwestcumbria.org.uk or call 08443 843 843

 

West Cumbria

Where? Millom Rugby League Football Club, Devonshire Road, Millom, LA18 4PG

When? Sunday, 11am

How to book: To sign up, or for more information, please contact info@ageukwestcumbria.org.uk or call 08443 843 843

 

West Cumbria

Where? St Josephs Catholic High School, Harrington Road, Workington, CA14 3EE

When? Thursday, 5pm

How to book: To sign up, or for more information, please contact info@ageukwestcumbria.org.uk or call 08443 843 843

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Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Arundel Lido

Where? Arundel Lido, Queen Street, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9JG

When? Monday, 9:30am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/westsussexbrightonhove/our-services/health-fitness-and-wellbeing/

 

Woodside

Where? Worthing Football Club, Woodside Road, Worthing, BN14 7HQ

When? Wednesday, 10am

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/westsussexbrightonhove/our-services/health-fitness-and-wellbeing/

 

Brighton and Hove (Albion)

Where? Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road, Mile Oak, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 2WS

When? Friday, 12pm

How to book: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/westsussexbrightonhove/our-services/health-fitness-and-wellbeing/

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Age UK Wigan Borough

Wigan Borough (Mixed session)

Where? Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, Eckersley Fold Lane, M46 0PJ

When? Monday, 10:30am

How to book: Email: enquiries@ageukwiganborough.org.uk or phone 01942 241972 / 01942 615660

 

Wigan Borough (Women's session)

Where? Howe Bridge Leisure Centre, Eckersley Fold Lane, M46 0PJ

When? Tuesday, 2pm

How to book: Email: enquiries@ageukwiganborough.org.uk or phone 01942 241972 / 01942 615660

 

Wigan Borough

Where? Newbridge High School, Moss Lane, Platt Bridge, Wigan, WN2 3TL

When? Tuesday, 6:30pm

How to book: Email: enquiries@ageukwiganborough.org.uk or phone 01942 241972 / 01942 615660

 

Wigan Borough (Mixed session)

Where? Atherton High School, Hamilton Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0AY 

When? Thursday, 7pm

How to book: Email: enquiries@ageukwiganborough.org.uk or phone 01942 241972 / 01942 615660

 

Wigan Borough (Mixed session)

Where? Standish Leisure Centre, Rectory Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0XB  

When? Friday, 10:30am

How to book: Email: enquiries@ageukwiganborough.org.uk or phone 01942 241972 / 01942 615660

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Can't find a walking football group near you? Check out the FA's Find Football tool for more groups across the UK.

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Last updated: Jun 17 2022

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