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About Walking Football World

As the popularity of walking football continues to grow, so does the number of websites dedicated to covering it.

This page provides some background information about what makes Walking Football World unique among the competition, and how it offers a different perspective on the game.

Remember, if you have any questions about the website or an event listed in our database, it’s easy to get in touch with us at [email protected].

Standing on our own two feet

The primary goal of Walking Football World is to connect potential new players with the best local places to play in a way that is welcoming, encouraging and accessible to all.

As such, particular effort has been made to ensure every session, club and competition listing includes as much information as possible – as clearly as possible – to enable players to make an informed decision about where to play.

Finding the shoe (boot) that fits

Aside from an obsession with terrible foot puns, we try to understand the individual requirements of different site users based on their own personal circumstances.

We are conscious that a younger player recovering from injury may have different motivations for playing walking football than an older player looking for new friendships.

And, while there are many common values shared between all groups, we try to structure our content in a way that accommodates and addresses specific unique preferences when they arise.

Theoretically, it is possible to search for an over 50s, mixed gender walking football session that permits contact, plays indoors and uses a size four football.

It is also possible to find an over 40s women-only session where contact is forbidden on a 3G astroturf pitch and touches are limited.

Whatever your situation, Walking Football World is here to help.

Independent and unbiased

At Walking Football World, we present our content free of bias or prejudice. We actively refrain from entering political discussions surrounding wider governance of the sport and instead focus on promoting real and trusted events to new and existing players.

WFW is completely independent and self-funded. While we may showcase the opinions of others and our own contributors on our blog, the brand itself will always remain objective and impartial.

We have a formed direct relationships with many of our listed event organisers to keep information as fresh and current as possible. We welcome all feedback and recommendations for site improvements from our users

Walking Football World Logo

© Walking Football World Logo.

Who runs the site?

Walking Football World is run by Phil Blackwell, alongside a small number of other contributors.

Phil has almost 15 years of online marketing experience with a particular focus in SEO (search engine optimisation) and has worked on multi-national website strategies for clients including eBay, Mothercare and Carphone Warehouse.

Phil is also the person writing this, so will now refer to himself in the first person to do away with the charade of self importance.

Ah, that’s better.

So, you may be wondering why a 32 year old digital marketing manager with two children and a full-time job has created a website about walking football?

Around 12 years ago I started a Sunday league football team in a local Hertfordshire league. I was player, manager, secretary, coach and website manager.

I arranged training sessions, made sure subs were paid on time (or near enough), booked pitches, paid referees, picked the team (picked myself), washed the kits, replaced the kits, tossed the coin, built the website, wrote the match reports and had the headaches.

We played for four seasons. It was tiring, exhausting and expensive, but it was also incredible satisfying and enjoyable.

I’ve barely played since. Walking football offers everything I loved about the traditional game but introduces an additional sense of purpose to the pleasure.

Walking football is more inspirational, more impactful and more rewarding in almost every sense. It’s the best of sport combined with the best of humanity, and its something I am dedicated to help promote and grow.

I’d love for you to be part of that journey. Please feel free to get in touch with me directly at [email protected] to discuss any or all of the following:

– Recommendations for site improvements

– Ideas for blog posts or content

– Free submissions of your events to our database

– Becoming a site contributor

– Advertising on the site

Phil Blackwell - Walking Football World

Phil Blackwell, Editor.
Walking Football World

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