Walking Football

Every Friday, 6-7pm @ OTFC, Oundle

If you thought your football career was over, think again! Walking Football is a slower paced version of the game, aimed at the over 50s.

Smaller pitches and plenty of breaks ensure participants enjoy a safe and enjoyable return to football. The slower pace doesn’t detract from the competition though – it’s much more than a stroll in the park!

Watch the video with the one and only Barry Fry

Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry was in attendance this week at one of the new Walking Football sessions, set up specifically for players over 55. Walking Football is designed to take away the advantage younger players may have over older players by penalising running at any point during the game. The age ranges on display were between 55, with the oldest player being 78 years old.

 

 

When?

Every Friday 6-7pm.

 

Where? 

Oundle Town Football Club, Station Road, Oundle

Please note this is a grass pitch but no football boots allowed. We will be playing across the pitch with smaller goals. 

 

What do I need?

Trainers (no football boots with studs), drink, sense of humour and £2.50

You will be required to fill out a registration form which declares any medical issues. 

 

House rules

The main rule is no running, on or off the ball. There aren't any official rules for walking football just yet but here's a few of our house rules based on the surface we use:

  1. no over head height
  2. no throw ins - pass the ball in (opponent to be at least 3m away)
  3. retreat/shooting zone
 

Sample session plan

  1. play football
  2. retire to the bar
 

 

Come down and give it a go – we’re confident that once you’ve tried it, you’ll love it!

Walking Football is an excellent opportunity for a bit of physical activity and the chance to get out the house and meet new people. For more information, please contact:

Chris Searle 07740 482838

walkingfootball@oundletownfc.co.uk

facebook.com/oundletownfc

 

 

 

 

 

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