Walking Football has become increasingly popular over the last few years and gives people the opportunity to get back to playing the game they thought they'd stopped playing years ago.
It’s exactly what it sounds like too – a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. It’s designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness, as well as support people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age or injury.
Two ‘turn up and play’ sessions aimed at the over 50’s are being delivered by Cherwell District Council:
Bicester Leisure Centre
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
£2.50 per session
Warriner School, Bloxham
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
£2.00 per session
As well as the many health benefits, walking football also offers great social benefits. Participants can meet new people, avoid becoming isolated, and interact with individuals and small groups.
“The walking football craze continues in Oxfordshire and it’s great to be able to provide more opportunities to help people stay in the game”
For further information and details of other sessions taking place across Oxfordshire, please visit the dedicated Walking Football page on our website.
Alternatively, if you would like to talk to someone about Walking Football, please contact Sarah Wood, Football Development Manager at Oxfordshire FA via email, or on 01993894405