What is Walking Football?
Walking Football is strictly non-contact. The very rare collisions that do happen are accidental and at a low speed. So the chances of getting injured are dramatically reduced. Players are consistently reminded not to become too competitive before games and during games by the refs and other players.
“It’s Fun” stated local Walking Football player. “I enjoy the social side; it’s as much about talking with teammates as it is walking” reflected Nick.
Walking Football’s rise to popularity comes from the community focused model as echoed by NWSF CEO Jeremy Toivonen who stated “The emphasis is social and not on winning. It’s all about getting out of the house and meeting new people”.
“It’s a great form of exercise” said Karen Waud, association Chair.
Walking football is quickly becoming a great way for you to keep fit and stay involved in football. Research in the UK (where the game has been played for 10 years) has shown that it is a good cardio-vascular exercise.
You might feel a bit tired after a game, but the recovery time is much shorter than running football where you might feel the effects of a game for a few days.
So, walk don’t run, and sign up today!