A Walking Football player shoots in the FA People's Cup in Manchester.

Walking Football

Play the beautiful game at a slower pace!

Walking Football is a slower paced version of the beautiful game. The game was originally designed to help get over 50's back into football and increase physical activity through rekindling players' love for the game. Walking football is open to both men and women who want to play football at a slower pace.

Is Walking Football for me?

The rules of walking football have been adapted so there is no running, very little contact and has kick-ins instead of throw-ins. This format provides less stress on the body and with no real sudden change of direction or cutting movements the game allows participants to play without apprehension and at their own pace. While it was initially designed for older players it could also be an ideal way to play for those with mobility issues or returning to sport after prolonged injury. Playing football at a slower, walking pace is a fantastic way to keep fit, reduce the chance of injury and falls and maintain an active social life. 

To find your nearest Walking Football Session in Greater Manchester please visit:


Walking Football Membership

Please ensure you are affiliated to Manchester FA if you play in tournaments or local leagues. This ensures you have public liability insurance in place and can access a range of additional membership benefits which you can view here:Walking Football Membership Benefits

For more information on Membership, please contact Membership@ManchesterFA.com

Just Play

Have you thought about creating a Just Play Walking Football session for your programme? You can apply if you are a new or existing session and access a rage of benefits by registering. To find out more please click HERE . For more information about Just Play please contact Alex.West@ManchesterFA.com

A Walking Football player shoots in the FA People's Cup in Manchester.
Walking Football Introduction Session
Credit to Harry Peet for the filming and production as part of his Journalism course.
If anyone has ever played football and has the passion for it, they will just want to get back out on a football pitch and play again. Just get off your backside and give it a try. Get out there and do it. You won’t regret it!
- Ron Lee, 81