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

Walking Football

Enjoy the beautiful game at a slower pace

YOU CAN TALK THE TALK BUT CAN YOU WALK THE WALK?

No sprinting. No running and don't even think about jogging!

Walking Football is exactly as the name suggests - you play football, walking. Usually aimed at people over 50, this inclusive, fun and sociable 5-a-side version of the game is slow-paced but lacks none of the passion or excitement of the original game.

Whether you're looking to keep active, stay fit, or simply want to play for the love of the game, Walking Football offers the perfect opportunity to take to the pitch.

As well as the health benefits associated with most forms of physical activity; keeping fit and active, weight loss etc there are also many social health benefits that come with playing Walking Football.

Taking time to socialise, meet new people or even build confidence are all part and parcel of taking part in this slower version of the beautiful game.

We've teamed up with a number of partners across the game to ensure that Walking Football is provided at locations throughout Oxfordshire.

Indoor or outdoors. Male or mixed sessions. Morning or afternoon. There's a session to suit you.

Want to get involved?

We have several recreational opportunities across the county which are growing fast – for more information on your nearest session check out the tabs below. 

Alternatively, please get in touch & we will be happy to help you find your local session!

Throughout the year, we deliver ad-hock Walking Football Festivals in collaboration with local partners. This provides a perfect opportunity for walking football groups to get together and enjoy the beautiful game.

We also deliver the Oxfordshire FA Walking Football Cup annually which was first introduced in 2019!

In May 2022, Oxfordshire FA collaborated with the Oxfordshire Over 50s Football League and local walking football clubs to establish the Oxfordshire Walking Football League.

This is a central venue league that operates once a month at Whitelands Farm Sports Ground across May, June, July & August. The league has 14 teams participating across 50+ and 60+ divisions.

You can check out the league fulltime page to see how participating teams are getting on here 

If you would like to get involved or like further information on in the festivals, Oxfordshire Walking Football Cup or Oxfordshire Walking Football League please get in touch with us as we will be happy to answer any questions.

Can't find suitable opportunities for you?

Complete the short form here, and we will help find a team near you!

Alternatively, please contact us on Support@OxfordshireFA.com

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01295 407553

By Email:
Support@OxfordshireFA.com

Walking football sessions in Oxfordshire

Click on the location to view details of the sessions available in that area.

Banbury Matureitans Walking Football Club train on Monday 5pm-6pm at North Oxfordshire Academy (Drayton Road, Banbury OX16 0UD).

The first month is free, after this it will cost £15 a month and a £30 membership fee.

Contact Gary Dolphin on gary.dolphin@talk21.com for further information.

Bicester Fossils Walking Football Club train on Monday (2:30-3:30pm) Wednesday (10:30am-11:30am) and Friday (Men and Ladies, 7:30pm-8:30pm) at Whitelands Farm Sports Ground (Chesterton, Bicester, OX26 1XA) with each session costing £2.

Contact Steve Payne on stevempayne1@gmail.com for further information.

Chalgrove Cavaliers Walking Football Club train at 6:30pm on Wednesdays and 10am on Fridays at Chalgrove Recreation Ground, OX44 7TE with each session costing £2.

Contact Graham Cooper on grahamcooper95@gmail.com or 07462 471061 for further information.

Charlbury Town Walking Football Club train on Wednesday (3pm-5pm) and Thursday (8pm-9pm) at Charlbury Community Centre (Spendlove Centre, Enstone Rd, Charlbury, Chipping Norton OX7 3PQ) with Wednesday’s session costing £4 and Thursday’s session £3.50.

Contact John Munro on charlburytownwf@gmail.com or 07388 010496 for further information.

Cherwell Strollers Walking Football train on Tuesdays (Summer, 6:30pm) and Sundays (Winter, Time TBC) at Dewey Sports Centre (Barley Cl, Bloxham, Banbury OX15 4NJ) with each session costing £3.

Contact Stan Horlock on stan@thehorlocks.com or 07889315069 for further information.

Chipping Norton Walking Football train from 5pm-6:30pm on Mondays at Chipping Norton Leisure Centre (Burford Road Chipping Norton, OX7 5DY) with each session costing £4.

Contact Derek Dickinson on derekdickinson93@gmail.com or 07803529768 for further information.

Witney Warriors Walking Football Club train on Mondays at 5:45pm and Thursdays at 10am at Carterton Leisure Centre (Broadshires Way, Carterton OX18 1AA) costing £4 if you are not a Better Member, but free if you are.

Contact Nick Sharp on sharp.crowlink@gmail.com or 07733769944 for further information.

Oxford United Walking Football Club train on Wednesdays (7pm-9pm) at The Oxford Sports Park (Horspath Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2RL) and Saturdays (10am-12pm) at The Oxford Academy (Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 6JZ). Both sessions cost £3 for 1 hour or £5 for 2 hours.

Contact Ken Wroe on kenwroe8@gmail.com or 07973 541660 

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Oxford Rovers Walking Football Club train on Thursdays (8pm-9pm) at Oxford United Sports Park (OX4 2RY) with each session costing £4.

Contact Pete Johnson on petej13@me.com

Rotherfield United Walking Football Club train on Mondays (5:45pm) and Thursdays (10am) at Bishopswood Sports Ground (Horsepond Rd, Gallowstree Common RG4 9BT) costing £3 per session. 

Contact Chris Guy on christophergguy@gmail.com for further information.

AGe UK Oxfordshire

Age UK Oxfordshire is an independent charity working in Oxfordshire to offer support and services to older people. 

Football brings benefits to both mental and physical health, and we are delighted that Age UK Oxfordshire’s Community Link Workers highlight walking football opportunities to individuals they are supporting.

In addition to this, Age UK Oxfordshire has also provided funds to launch a pilot of playing opportunities for the over 70s in partnership with the Oxfordshire Walking Football League.

Age UK Oxfordshire