Walking football sessions take place twice a week,
Tuesdays 10.30-12pm at All Seasons Leisure Centre and Wednesdays 11am-12pm at South Ribble Tennis Centre
If you want to get out of the house and get fit, then there are a number of options you could try. One of the most popular is football, but this may not be suitable for you. You may have an existing injury that prevents you from playing regular football or simply find it too physically demanding for your level of fitness. This is where walking football comes in. At Chorley FC Community Foundation, we believe it’s perfect for anyone who wants to get fit and get out in the fresh air for some fun.
How does it work?
Walking football is pretty much as it sounds! It is just the same as regular football but is played at a walking pace. There is no running or physical contact allowed, which is what makes it ideal for those who find normal football too demanding physically. In addition, certain rules have been amended such as over-head height restrictions and only indirect free-kicks being allowed. Walking football allows players who love the game to keep playing and also introduces new people to football.
Why should you play walking football?
The truth is that this sport offers a number of specific benefits when you get involved with it. The major ones are shown below.
Easy way to get healthy – although it’s played at a brisk walking pace, you will still get healthy and fit from playing this sport. As it’s less physically demanding than normal football, it’s a much easier and less strenuous way to stay in shape.
Low cost option– many facilities that offer this kind of football do so at a low price per session. At the Chorley FC Community Foundation, we offer this at just £3 per game! This makes walking football a low-cost option for those looking to get fit on a budget.
Ideal for all ages – the way this sport is played means it’s perfect for any age. Do not think it is only for older people! Those who play this kind of football range from 18 to 80. Whether you cannot play standard football due to injury or are of the older generation and cannot run around a lot anymore, it’s a great choice.
Great for making new friends – as with standard football, the camaraderie and friendship here is amazing. You will love getting out of the house to see the same people each week who will soon become new friends. If you need a way to avoid being isolated socially, this sport is a good option.
Why not give it a go?
If you like the sound of walking football, why not try it out? For those in the Chorley area, there are a number of sessions run each week by the Chorley FC Community Foundation.
Tuesday – All Seasons Leisure Centre (11.30am-12.30pm)
Wednesday – South Ribble Tennis Centre (10am-12pm)
You are sure of a warm welcome when you head down.