Grassroots Football

Durham FA to host fourth Walking Football of the season

The tournament will take place on the 3G surface at Eslington Park, the home of Gateshead Redheugh 1957, on Sunday 15th March 2020. 

February’s event had to be moved to The Louisa Centre, Stanley, following Storm Ciara making conditions unplayable. Blackfyne JFC were the winners on the day, with other teams coming from Middleton Rangers and Seaton Carew FC.

The event will be take place between 10am and 12pm. This is a good opportunity for current walking football centres to play against other centres, or an opportunity to get a group together who would like to play walking football more regularly. 

Games will be played in a 5 a side format and the tournament is open to both men and women aged 50+. The maximum squad size for the tournament is 10.

All games will be officiated by Durham FA affiliated referees who have undertaken The FA Walking Football Referee’s Course.

The cost to enter the tournament is £10. However all teams must be affiliated to Durham FA (£25) and take out a personal accident insurance package (Cheapest being £22.50). These costs are a one-off fee and mean that teams will be able to play in the rest of the Durham FA Walking Football tournaments and festivals in the 2019/20 season, as well as The FA People’s Cup.

If you would like to enter this tournament then please contact;

Daniel McElhone
Football Development Officer (Recreation & Education)
T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4 followed by Option 6). 

The deadline to enter Monday 9th March 2020.