Walking Football

The National Walking Football programs are run in partnership with Active Ageing Australia and Member Federations offering a social, small-sided & sustainable version of football specifically modified for older Australians, in metropolitan, regional & remote locations.

The program focuses on passing rather than speed/running; flexible with its formats and accessible to the community and prospective players.

The program will highlight the health, well-being and social benefits of regular football and exercise activities for older people.

The National program will cater to individuals aged 65 years and above, as per the National Walking Football guidelines.

Football NSW in conjunction with our associations will still be running programs catered to those aged 50 years and over.


  • It is low-impact, team-based exercise, utilising the defined ‘Walking Football Rules and Formats’ specifically non-contact with the players ‘always having one foot on the ground’.
  • Matches are played with modified formats (5v5/6v6) on smaller pitches with shortened game times
  • Walking Football aims to provide participants physical & mental health benefits, social contentedness and promotion of the benefits of ongoing physical activity.


  • Running is not allowed. A participant always has to have one foot on the ground.
  • It is a non-contact version of the game.
  • The ball cannot be kicked above head height.
  • There is no heading of the ball.
  • There are no ‘referees’ as such and the competitive angle is kept to a minimum.
  • The focus is on fun and making friends.


Location: Coral Sea Park, Yorktown Parade, Maroubra:

Time/Date: Saturday morning sessions-9.30 till 11.00am. Through to October 2024.

Contact: Frank – walking@maroubraunited.football


ESFA – Walking Football at Bayside

Location: Hensley Athletic Field, 79 Corish Circle, Eastgardens

Time: 2 – 4pm

Date: Saturday 23 March

More information: click here

Contact: info@esfa.com.au



NSFA – Berowra Football Club

Location: Berowra Oval, Berowra Waters Rd, Berowra NSW 2081

Time: 7:30pm

Dates: Mondays all year round

Contact: walking@berowrafc.org.au


NSFA – West Pymble FC

Location: Mimosa Oval / Rofe Park – Mimosa Road, South Turramurra, 2074

Time: Wednesdays, 7:30pm to 9pm

Date: Wednesday, 6 March, 2024 onwards

Contact: walkingfootball@wpfc.com.au


West Epping Summer Football 

IMPORTANT: Must register a team to play!

Location: West Epping Park, Dent St, Epping 2121

Time: TBC

Dates: TBC

Contact: info@wesf.com.au


Hills Football Association

Location: Caddies Creek Reserve, Kellyville

Time: 7:00pm

Dates: From Wednesday 13 September (10 weeks)

Contact: nikki.riddle@hillsfootball.com.au


Canterbury District Soccer Football Association

Location: Rudd Park, D-4E Clarence St, Belfield

Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

Dates: Thursday 12 October to Thursday 14 December

Contact: andrew@footballcanterbury.com.au

Register here!