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

Dan McElhone 

Daniel McElhone
Football Development Officer (Male Participation)

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 6)

E: Daniel.McElhone@DurhamFA.com

Find your local session

Monday

Venue: Gateshead Cleveland Hall FC, Easedale Gardens, Gateshead, NE9 6TA
Time: 
10:30am – 11:30am
Contact:
Gateshead Foundation E: register@gfc-foundation.org.uk
Cost: Free
Note: Session is for anyone who has experienced a stroke, brain injury or other neurological conditions

Venue: Gateshead Cleveland Hall FC, Easedale Gardens, Gateshead, NE9 6TA
Time: 11:30-12:30pm
Contact: Gateshead Foundation E: register@gfc-foundation.org.uk
Cost: Free

Wednesday
Venue: Gateshead Cleveland Hall FC, Easedale Gardens, Gateshead, NE9 6TA
Time: 
11:00am – 12:00pm
Contact: 
Thomas Graham E: Thomas.Graham@nufc.co.uk
Cost: Free

Thursday

Venue:
Birtley Leisure Centre, Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 2TB
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Contact: Gateshead Foundation E: register@gfc-foundation.org.uk
Cost: Free
Note: For Over 55's

Venue: Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Contact: Gateshead Foundation E: register@gfc-foundation.org.uk
Cost: Free

Friday

Venue: Gateshead Cleveland Hall FC, Easedale Gardens, Gateshead, NE9 6TA
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Contact: Thomas Graham E: Thomas.Graham@nufc.co.uk
Cost: Free 

Venue: Gateshead Older People's Assembly, 178 Split Crow Road, Gateshead NE8 3UB
Time: 10:00am - 10:45am
Contact: Gateshead OPA T: 0191 438 1721 W: www.gatesheadopa.org.uk/
Cost: Free
Note: For people aged 50+

Venue: Gateshead Older People's Assembly, 178 Split Crow Road, Gateshead NE8 3UB
Time: 11:00am - 11:45am
Contact: Gateshead OPA T: 0191 438 1721 W: www.gatesheadopa.org.uk/
Cost: Free
Note: 
For people aged 50+

Wednesday

Venue: Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow, NE32 5NJ
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Contact: Barry Hurst – barrynils@hotmail.co.uk
Cost:

Friday

Venue: Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow, NE32 5NJ
Time: 11:00pm - 12:00pm
Contact: Barry Hurst – barrynils@hotmail.co.uk
Cost

 

Monday

Venue: Abbey Leisure Centre, Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5DQ
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Contact: 
Abbey Leisure Centre E: leisure-abbey@durham.gov.uk T: 0300 026 6443
Cost:
£2.00 per session

Venue: Active Life Centre @ Coxhoe, Linden Grove, Coxhoe, Durham DH6 4DW (Indoors)
Time: 2:00pm- 3:00pm
Contact: Lindsey Gibson E: lindsey@activelifecoxhoe.co.uk
Cost: £3.00 per session

Venue: Consett Leisure Centre, Medomsley Road, Consett DH8 5HU
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Tim Camsell E: tim.camsell@gmail.com T:  07866305686
Cost: £3.00 per session

Tuesday

Venue: Chester-le-Street Town FC, Moor Park, Chester Moor, Chester le Street, DH2 3BX
Time: 11.00am to 12.00noon
Contact: Joe Burlison, E: chesterlestreettownfc@gmail.com
T: 07720522435
Cost: £2.00 per session

Venue: Spectrum Leisure Centre, Hunwick Lane, Willington, Crook, DL15 0JA
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm  
Contact: Spectrum Leisure Centre T: 01388 747000
Cost: £3.00 per session

Venue: Spennymoor Leisure Centre, Spennymoor, DL16 6FB
Time:10:00 - 11:00am
Contact: Brian Shippen E: bshippen@btinternet.com
Cost: £3.00 per session

Wednesday

Venue: Abbey Leisure Centre, Abbey Road, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5DQ
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Contact: Abbey Leisure Centre E: leisure-abbey@durham.gov.uk T: 0300 026 6443
Cost: £2.00 per session


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

Venue: Peterlee Helford Walking Football, Wellfield School, North Road, Wingate, TS28 5AX
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Contact: Alex Paget E: peterleehelfordwfc@yahoo.com
Cost: £4 per session
 

Venue: Middleton in Teesdale Nursery and Primary, Town End, Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0TG
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Contact: Andy Mitchell E: andymitchellmail@btinternet.com
Cost: £2.00 per session

Thursday

Venue: Soccarena, Belmont Industrial Estate, New Ferens Park, Durham, DH1 1GG
Time: 
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Contact:
Kevin Robinson E: kevrob@btinternet.com T: 07821779578
Cost: £3.00 per session

Venue:  Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, Bevridge Arcade, Newton Aycliffe DL5 4EH
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Contact: Joanne Herron E: joanne.herron@durham.gov.uk
Cost:

Venue:  Active Life Centre @ Coxhoe, Linden Grove, Coxhoe, Durham DH6 4DW
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Contact: Lindsey Gibson E: lindsey@activelifecoxhoe.co.uk
Cost: £3.00 per session

Venue: Eastbourne Sports Complex, Bourne Ave, Darlington, DL1 1LJ
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Contact: Garry Donald E: garrydonald@outlook.com
Cost:

Venue: 
Jubilee Park MUGA, Carr Street, Spennymoor, DL16 6JJ
Time: 
6:00pm – 7:00pm (Summer Months ONLY)
Contact: 
Brian Shippen E: bshippen@btinternet.com
Cost:
£2.00 per session
Note: This session is for players aged 50+

Friday

Venue: Chester-le-Street Town FC, Moor Park, Chester Moor, Chester le Street, DH2 3BX
Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm
Contact: Joe BurlisonE: chesterlestreettownfc@gmail.com 
T: 
07720522435
Cost: 
£2.00 per session

Venue: Consett Leisure Centre, Medomsley Rd, Consett DH8 5HU
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Tim Camsell Etim.camsell@gmail.com T:  07866305686
Cost: £3.00 per session

Note: This session is for players aged 50+

Saturday
Venue: Middleton in Teesdale Nursery and Primary, Town End, Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0TG
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Contact: Andy Mitchell E: andymitchellmail@btinternet.com
Cost: £2.00 per session

Monday

Venue: Brierton Sports Centre, Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4AD
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Contact: Katie Myers E: katie.myers@hartlepool.gov.uk T: 07976370267
Cost: £2.50 per session

Wednesday

Venue: West Hartlepool Rugby Club, Catcote Road, Hartlepool, TS25 4EZ
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: David Scott E: DScott99@btinternet.com T: 07711859667
Cost: £4 per session

Venue: Peterlee Helford Walking Football, Wellfield School, North Road, Wingate, TS28 5AX
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Contact: E: peterleehelfordwfc@yahoo.com
Cost: £4 per session

Monday

Venue: Houghton Sports & Wellness Centre, Station Road, Houghton le Spring, DH4 5AH
Time: 
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Contact: 
Craig Buchanan E: craigbuchanan@everyoneactive.com
Cost: 
£1.00 per session

Tuesday

Venue: Goals Sunderland, Sunderland College, Durham Road, Sunderland, SR3 4AG
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (11:30am meet)
Contact: Jon Nicholson E: joninich@yahoo.com T: 07852122016
Cost: Varies per session

Venue: Raich Carter Sports Centre, Commercial Road, Hendon, Sunderland, SR2 8PD
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm 
Contact: Angela Newton E: activage@ageuksunderland.org.uk T: 0191 5141131
Cost: £2.00 per session

Wednesday

Venue: Washington Leisure Centre, Washington, NE38 7SS
Time: 
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Contact: 
Craig Buchanan E: craigbuchanan@everyoneactive.com
Cost: 
£1.00 per session

Thursday

Venue: Beacon of Light, Stadium Park, Sunderland, SR5 1SN
Time: 
11:00am – 12:00pm
Contact: 
Beacon of Light E:Sports@BeaconofLight.co.uk T: 0191 5634818
Cost:

Venue: Goals Sunderland, Sunderland College, Durham Road, Sunderland, SR3 4AG
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (11:30am meet)
Contact: Jon Nicholson E: joninich@yahoo.com T: 07852122016
Cost: Varies per session

Monday

Venue: Durham University, Queens Campus, University Boulevard, Thornaby, TS17 6BH
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Contact: Peri Anderson  E: peri.anderson@durham.ac.uk T: 0191 3340145
Cost: Free

Venue: Goals Teesside, Stockton Road, Middlesbrough TS5 4AF
Time: 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Andy Charlesworth  E: mrjumpcat2@live.co.uk T: 07514347702
Cost: £4.00 per session

Thursday

Venue: Goals Teesside, Stockton Road, Middlesbrough TS5 4AF
Time: 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Andy Charlesworth  E: mrjumpcat2@live.co.uk T: 07514347702
Cost: £4.00 per session

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