RETURN TO THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
We are a Club that encourages men of 55+ years to return to the Beautiful Game through Walking Football.
A game that is easier on the joints but still great exercise.
A game that is so much fun with endless banter.
A game of inclusion where everyone feels a part of a family and has a voice.
A game that encourages good health and physical activity.
A game that aids your mental strength and gives you a positive experience.
But more than that, we are a Club that provides a space for everyone to be themselves and express their potential.
WALKING FOOTBALL HEALTH BENEFITS
Information courtesy of the London FA
Walking Football has incredible social benefits for the casual participant. It is an opportunity to meet new people, to be part of a group, and to rekindle a sense of camaraderie within a team environment. Team sport builds confidence, develops friendships, and encourages social opportunities away from the football pitch. Most of our sessions are followed by a visit to the site café which gives everyone an opportunity to foster relationships off the field.
A study carried out among older
men in Dublin showed that they have high levels of satisfaction and psychological reward from walking football. It also showed that despite the body having to work hard, the mind was more relaxed and there
was a reduction in stress. Due to the continuous thinking and decision making that goes into walking football, participants are more likely to develop a long-term enthusiasm for exercise.
(P.Reddy, Aston University).
Active adults have a 20-30%
reduced risk of premature death and 50% less risk of chronic disease. But by the age of 55-64, only 32% of men say that they take the recommended 30 minutes of strenuous exercise five times a week. Football is one answer
to this concern. Older people who play Walking Football have more muscle, harder bones, better cardiovascular systems and more jumping height and strenqth.
ANY RUNNING OR JOGGING WILL USUALLY RESULT IN AN INDIRECT FREE KICK.
ABOVE HEAD HEIGHT RESTRICTION ON BALL.
DEFLECTION ABOVE HEAD HEIGHT BY GOALKEEPER - BALL RETAINED BY KEEPER.
NO HEADING THE BALL.
ALL FREE KICKS INDIRECT
WHISTLE STOPS AND RESUMES PLAY ; HO QUICK FREE KICKS.
NO DIRECT GOAL FROM KICK-OFF OR ANY DEAD BALL SITUATION.
ALL FREE KICKS HAVE DEFENDERS 3-METRES DISTANT.
PLAYERS MAY NOT PLAY THE BALL WHILST GROUNDED - TO INCLUDE SLIDE TACKLING AND SLIDE BLOCKS.
CORNERING A PLAYER IS NOT PERMITTED - ALLOW OPPONENT TO TURN.
NO 2 VERSUS 1 TACKLING AT BARRIERS/WALL.
NO TACKLING ACROSS AN OPPONENT AT A WALL/BARRIER.
PLAYING WITH RECKLESS OR DANGEROUS INTENT IS AN INFRINGEMENT.
ONE-STEP PENALTY KICKS.
NO RESTRICTION ON PASSING BACK OR OUT FROM THE GOALKEEPER.
SIN BIN TIME OUT FOR THREE EITHER SAME OR DIFFFERENT INFRINGEMENTS.
ZERO TOLERANCE ON ABUSIVE CONDUCT TOWARDS THE REFEREE.