Walking Football

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Walking Football is one of the latest crazes in the football world. It is an activity that gives those that have given up the chance to get back into the sport they love.

As you’ve guessed Walking Football involves a lot of… well… walking. It carries all the same rules as every day football except you can’t pick up too much speed. It provides a sociable, fun and safe environment for those looking to be a little more active in their spare time.

Guidelines for Sessions

  • Players are not permitted to jog or run while the ball is in play
  • Anyone doing so is penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team
  • If the ball goes off the pitch over the touchline, the game is restarted via a kick, roll or throw-in (to allow for different physical capabilities)
  • It can be played indoors or outdoors
  • Numbers per team are dependent on the number of participants at each session
  • No pitch size/surface constraints - dependent on venue
  • Sessions on average will last one hour with short breaks throughout game
  • If you have concerns about your medical health please contact your doctor and seek advice before participating

Variations and game adaptations can be made to suit participants’ needs and capabilities.

“New participants to contact Walking Football Coordinator to confirm date/ times/ costs” 

Mondays

Venue: Gateshead Redheugh FC, Bolam Street, Eslington Park, Eslington Pavillion, Gateshead, NE8 2TQ
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am 
Contact: David Jeffers: David.jeffers@gateshead.gov.uk

Venue: Harton & Westoe Miners Welfare Sports Club, Harton Welfare, Low Lane, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE34 0NA
(outdoors 3G) 
Time: 1:00pm- 2:00pm 
Contact: David Ord (South Shields Harton & Westoe Saints) - (T: 07432052892)

Venue: Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JA 
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm 
Contact: David Jeffers: David.jeffers@gateshead.gov.uk

Venue: Active Life Centre @ Coxhoe, Linden Grove, Coxhoe, Durham DH6 4DW (indoors)
Time: 2:00pm- 3:00pm
Contact: jgjeng@hotmail.com or (T: 0191 3771789)

Venue: Brierton Sports Centre, Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4AD
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Contact: Daniel Garthwaite T: (01429) 523599 or E: spat@hartlepool.gov.uk
Each session costs £2 per person

Venue: Washington Leisure Centre, Town Centre, Washington, NE38 7SS
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm 
Contact: Craig Buchanan: Craigbuchanan@everyoneactive.com

Tuesday

Venue: Ferryhill Community Hub
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Contact: Liz Oakes, Wellbeing Development Officer, 07584703815

Venue: Shotley & Benfieldside Tennis Club, Benfield Close, DH8 0RH
Time: 11.00am to 12.30pm

Age Group: Over 50's
• Have fun, keep fit, make friends
• Tea, coffee, bar available
• First session free of charge
For more details contact: Tony 07973553507 or email tennisshotley@gmail.com

Venue: Sunderland Walking Football Group (indoors)Whitburn Rd, Sunderland SR6 8AA 
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm 
Contact: peter.maguire@me.com or (T: 0191 5481563)

Venue: Gateshead Leam Rangers FC, Hilltop, Gateshead, NE10 8LT 
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm 
Contact: David Jeffers: David.jeffers@gateshead.gov.uk

Venue: Spennymoor Leisure Centre
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Contact: Spennymoor Leisure Centre 0300 026 1161

Venue: The Sports Domes, Tees Road, Hartlepool TS25 2DS (indoors 3G)
Time: 7:30pm- 8.30pm 
Contact: seatoncarewfc@gmail.com or (T: 07984430636)

Wednesday

Venue: Abbey Leisure Centre
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Contact: Abbey Leisure Centre, 0300 026 6443

Venue: The Elgin Centre  Carr Hill, Deckham, Gateshead NE9 5PA (indoors) 
Time: 11:00am -12:00noon
Contact: David Jeffers: David.jeffers@gateshead.gov.uk

Venue: Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow NE32 5NJ (Outdoor 3G/ Indoor Sports Hall (dependant on weather))
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Contact: Barry Hurst – barrynils@hotmail.co.uk

Venue: Spectrum Centre, Willington
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Contact: Liz Oakes, Wellbeing Development Officer, 07584703815

Venue: Washington Leisure Centre, Town Centre, Washington, NE38 7SS
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm 
Contact: Craig Buchanan: Craigbuchanan@everyoneactive.com

Venue: Abbey Leisure Centre, Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5DQ (indoors) 
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Contact: Andrew Pascoe: leisure-abbey@durham.gov.uk

Venue: Catchgate Community FC, The Croft School, Greencroft 
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm 
Contact: John Lowes: johnlowes68@mail.com

Venue: Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF 
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm 
Contact: David Jeffers: David.jeffers@gateshead.gov.uk

Thursday 

Venue: Sunderland University, Cityspace, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD
Adult Disability Session 
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Contact: Emma Robson: emma.robson@sunderland.ac.uk

Venue: Sunderland University, Cityspace, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm 
Contact: Emma Robson: emma.robson@sunderland.ac.uk

Venue: Harton & Westoe Miners Welfare Sports Club, Harton Welfare, Low Lane, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE34 0NA
(outdoors 3G)
Time: 1:00pm- 2:00pm 
Contact: David Ord (South Shields Harton & Westoe Saints) (T: 07432052892)

Venue: Soccarena, New Ferens Park, Durham, DH1 1GG (indoors 3G) 
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm 
Contact: Chris Reed: chris.reed62@icloud.com

Venue: Durham University, Queens Campus, University Boulevard, Thornaby, TS17 6BH
Time: Thursday 5-6pm
Contact: Daniel Boulton: Daniel.Boulton@Durham.ac.uk

Venue: The Sports Domes, Tees Road, Hartlepool TS25 2DS (indoors 3G)
Time: 7:30pm- 8.30pm 
Contact: seatoncarewfc@gmail.com or (T: 07984430636)

Friday

Venue: Gateshead Cleveland Hall FC, Easedale Gardens, Gateshead, NE9 6TA
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am 
Contact: David Jeffers: David.jeffers@gateshead.gov.uk

Venue: Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow NE32 5NJ (Outdoor 3G/ Indoor Sports Hall (dependant on weather))
Time: 11:00pm - 12:00pm
Contact: Barry Hurst – barrynils@hotmail.co.uk

     

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