About Walking Football

Football NSW has officially launched its Walking Football programs, facilitated to provide male and female players the opportunity to continue playing or participate in football for the first time in a fun, sociable and inclusive environment.

The program focuses on passing rather than speed/running; flexible with its formats and accessible to the community and prospective players. The partnership between Football NSW and NSW Government – Family & Community Services will develop sustainable and ongoing programs to encourage older people to make exercise a normal part of their routine.

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


  • The Football NSW Walking Football programs are a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at over 50s (male and female).
  • Matches are played on weeknights with modified formats (5v5/6v6) on smaller pitches with shortened game times;
  • Walking Football is non-contact with the Walking Rule defined as ‘always having one foot on the ground’
  • Football NSW Walking Football programs are designed to help people maintain an active lifestyle; and promote participation of the beautiful game in a fun, inclusive and social environment.

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