Take your first steps into the world of walking football with one of hundreds of walking football sessions taking place daily throughout the UK.
Walking football sessions, sometimes referred to as leisure or fitness sessions, provide a low pressure, highly enjoyable introduction to this increasingly popular sport.
Sessions are usually supported by a local organisation such as a county council, business or charity and delivered by sports clubs, professional football coaches or community volunteers.
Walking football sessions are also frequently organised by clubs looking to offer more people the opportunity to play in a non-competitive environment.
At Walking Football World, you’ll find the most comprehensive directory of walking football sessions online, containing everything you need to know to make an informed choice before you play.
Read on below to find out more or click here to find a session near you today.
There’s a walking football session for everyone across England, Scotland and Wales, but it’s true that you’ll find some variation in rules and age restrictions between individual events. All of our session listings contain a full breakdown of these differences, but below is a quick overview of what you can generally expect when you turn up.
Whatever your age or circumstances, there is always something daunting about trying something new. Whether it’s a job, a relationship or a sport, it’s natural to be anxious about the unknown that lies ahead.
We understand that many of those looking to get involved with walking football for the first time experience similar anxiety about their own competence to play and acceptance from a group.
It is therefore especially important that you feel both comfortable with your choice of walking football session and confident enough to enjoy it before you arrive.
If you’ve been left frustrated by the lack of detail available about walking football sessions on other websites, you’ll love the lengths we’ve gone to in our session listings. Simply follow the three steps below to find one that’s right for you in minutes.
Our index of walking football sessions is one of the biggest and most detailed online. We’re the only place that allows you to easily filter every session near you in just a couple of clicks.
Click the button below to begin your search on our interactive map. When you get there, select your location from the first dropdown box and ‘Walking Football Sessions’ from the second. The map will automatically pull through sessions closest to your home.
Our session listings feature much more than a simple date and phone number, we’ve broken them down to provide information on everything from pitch type and age limit, to playing level and game formats.
So, if you’re a beginner looking to play five-a-side on an astroturf pitch on Tuesday evenings, we let you filter our list based on exactly those requirements. Scroll down for a full explanation of every listing detail or click below to see for yourself on a real session listing now.
Now you’ve searched our index and compared the walking football sessions based on your specific preferences. How do you take things further and actually start playing?
It’s simple. Every session listing on Walking Football World includes the full contact details of the session organiser, as well as a quick enquiry form on the right hand side. Use these to speak directly to the right person, ask questions and plan your debut!
Each month, we choose two sessions from throughout the UK to showcase below. These sessions could be the most popular with Walking Football World visitors or do something that makes them stand out from the crowd.
If you’d like to see your session featured here, get in touch and let us know what makes your event different. Please note that the top walking football sessions below are not paid-for adverts and we do not accept payment for placements in this section.
Vintage Celtic Walking Football Club host weekly sessions in two locations throughout Greater Manchester. The first of these occurs every Monday evening from 6pm at New Charter Academy. Sessions cost just £3 per player and last for one hour. Click below to find out more!
Enjoy fun walking football sessions at Elm Road Sports Field, courtesy of Active Fenland and March Park Rangers FC. Sessions take place every Wednesday morning at 10am and cost £2. See full details in our listing or view their Facebook page.
It can be hard to make a decision, especially when you have only a limited idea about the factors upon which the decision should be made.
We’ve worked hard to give you all the information you need to choose where to play walking football. On each session listing page, you’ll find a breakdown of specifications at the top and features at the bottom.
Here’s a full summary of what each means.
Session specifications are the hard facts about walking football sessions themselves, providing easy-to-digest snapshots of key attributes and playing requirements.
In total, we consider nine different specifications for each session on our website. These have been submitted and verified by session organisers to be as accurate as possible when you view them.
Our session listings also include an overview of certain rules that players are expected to abide by in the interests of safety and fairness. You will see all or some of the below listed on any session page.
View a selection of the UK’s best walking football sessions below. Promote your session to the masses with a featured spot. Simply contact [email protected] to arrange yours now.
Promote your upcoming event here with a featured listing. For a small fee, you’ll get increased exposure to thousands of extra visitors. Book your spot now.
It will always be completely free to display your listings on Walking Football World. Featured spaces simply allow you to give your free listing a small boost.
Featured listings show throughout the site and are available to purchase in weekly or monthly blocks. Email us to discuss availability this month.
We donate 50% of every featured listing fee to a nominated charity, chosen by the WFW community. Look out for more details on our news page.
Still got a question about walking football sessions? We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below to help clarify the most common issues. Remember, if you have a question related to a specific session, don’t be afraid to contact the organiser listing on its session page to ask directly.
No, it doesn’t. Although they share the same name, it’s better to think of football and walking football as cousins instead of siblings. The slower pace and focus on enjoyment, not results, makes walking football welcoming and accessible to players of all abilities and experience.
This is not the Premier League. There is absolutely no obligation for players to spend money on expensive new clothing and footwear to join a walking football session. We recommend that you simply wear comfortable sportswear and shoes suited to the playing surface. See individual session listings for more details.
Yes, of course. It is very common for friends or relatives of a potential player to make first contact with a walking football session. Session organisers are always happy to assist with any concerns and can often provide invaluable guidance for those starting out in the sport.
It is not uncommon for a first aid trained person to be present at a walking football session, but this is by no means a certainty. If you are concerned about any health or safety issue, be sure to raise this with the session organiser as soon as possible. Walking football is generally a very safe and enjoyable sport.