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WELCOME TO THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

Ladies' Walking Football: Where grace meets goals and giggles grace the pitch!

Picture this: a bunch of fabulous women, strutting their stuff on the field with all the finesse of runway models... except we're rocking football boots instead of stilettos! It's like the Spice Girls decided to trade their microphones for footballs and spice up the game with a dash of sass and a whole lot of laughter. Sure, we might move at a leisurely pace, but trust me, the competition is fierce, and the camaraderie is even stronger. So leave your high heels at home, grab your gear, and join us for a game where the only thing faster than our wit is our wicked corner kicks!

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A DEDICATED WALKING FOOTBALL CLUB FOR FEMALE PLAYERS OVER AGE 40

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WALKING FOOTBALL HEALTH BENEFITS

Information courtesy of the London FA

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SOCIAL BENEFITS

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.

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MENTAL BENEFITS

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).

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PHYSICAL BENEFITS

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.

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RULES

  • ANY RUNNING OR JOGGING WILL USUALLY RESULT IN AN INDIRECT FREE KICK.

  • NON-CONTACT.

  • 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.

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