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Walking Football


Leader: Mike Thomas

Email: Walking Football

Telephone: TBA

Meet at: Pavello Esportiu Municipal in Carrer de Gabriel Miro (Oliva Sports Centre)

Meeting Day: Fridays at 11am




Walking football is a form of the beautiful game designed for those of more advanced years who thought their footballing careers were over! We want players to have fun and get some worthwhile exercise at the same time.  As the name implies, running is not allowed and there will be minimal contact. It’s a game of skill, not physicality!

The group is aimed at all ages and abilities, male and female (we will play mixed matches if the demand is there), and everyone is welcome. The game itself is governed by a set of laws drawn up by the English FA and, although we want everyone to have fun, the games will be played seriously and refereed to a good standard. We will play a six-a-side format.

We are using a hard (blue) surface, five-a-side pitch which is located on the far side of the full size football pitch when you come out of the back doors of the sports centre reception hall. Please notethat you can actually cut through to the pitch directly from the car park, there is no need to detour through the reception. There is ample free parking at the centre.

Kit required – decent quality trainers (no football boots, flip flops or any other bizarre footwear), a shirt with sleeves (T shirts are fine), shorts or tracksuit bottoms and socks (any length). The FA also stipulates shin pads, but they won’t be mandatory. Elbow and knee protection pads in soft material will also be allowed if you really want them. Those intending to play exclusively in goal should also bring gloves.

Have a look at this link, which gives you a lot more info on walking football.

www.walkingfootball.com

Our next session will be held at 11.00am on Friday, March 22th and will last one hour.

Participation fee – 2.00 Euros per person, to be paid on the day. 



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