Walking football is a popular, and growing, format of the game

Walking Football

 A popular and growing format of the game, Walking Football is aimed at encouraging older adults to play football again on a regular basis.

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

 

Get in touch

Paul Jarps 

Paul Jarps
Football Development Officer (Recreational)

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 4)
E: Paul.Jarps@DurhamFA.com

Find your local session

 

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Friday

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

 

Monday

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)

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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)

Friday

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

Monday

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)

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

Wednesday

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

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

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

Thursday

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

Monday

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

Tuesday

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

Thursday

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

Tuesday

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)

Wednesday

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

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

Thursday

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

How to get Involved

We have created a guide to help those looking to set-up a new adult football team. The guide includes helpful information from setting up the team to increasing awareness; so should you be setting up a team in a brand new club or if you are an established club introducing a new adult team we hope you find the guide of use.

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