Walking Football

It is by no coincidence that Walking Football has grown in popularity and that participation numbers are increasing within the county. The game was introduced and recommended for players 50 years and above to play the game on a level playing field.

Getting fit and healthy is the main benefit, but the social side of the game is what keeps people coming back time and time again. The sessions are focused on enjoyment, with an inevitable competitive edge to games. Give Walking Football a chance and you’ll be hooked. Whether you are rolling back the years, learning a new sport, trying to keep fit or simply want to get out during the week, Walking Football is your answer.

Rules vary slightly between different locations and sessions according to the participants. Two fundamental rules that distinguish Walking Football from the standard format are; no running and no slide tackles.


Walking Football - Warm Up Guide

  

Please get in touch with the contacts at each site or Josh to find out more:
Josh Spavins (Recreational Football Officer)
Email: Josh.Spavins@BedfordshireFA.com
Phone: 07432 700589


Barton

£3 per session

Contact:
Reg Harper – reg.harper@btinternet.com / 07852 255902 

Address:
Barton Rovers FC, Luton Road, Barton-Le-Clay, MK45 4SD

Dates:
Mondays 19:00-20:00

Please visit their Facebook page to find out more

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Bedford

Ian and Steve are running one of the most successful Walking Football sessions in the country. They recently had their 5th year anniversary with above 150 participants playing every week! Their sessions are open to all abilities and ages, with the first hour aimed at intermediate and the second for advanced.

£4 per session (Mondays / Wednesdays)
£3 per session (Thursdays)

Contact:

Ian Cole & Steve Williams – info@walkingfootballleagues.co.uk / 07860 435244

Dates & Address:
Mondays (from 4th September - 11th December; no session 23rd October) 19:00-20:00 & 20:00-21:00 - Please contact above email as Monday sessions are near capacity!
Gordon Fields (Bedford School), Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK40 2NE
(Only astro boots or trainers to be worn - no studded or bladed boots)

Wednesdays (from 20th September - 13th December; no session 25th October) 20:00-21:00
University of Bedfordshire, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9TD
(Only astro boots or trainers to be worn - no studded or bladed boots)

Thursdays (from 21st September - 30th November; no session 26th October) 14:00-15:00
Bedford Cricket Club, The Bury, Church Lane, Bedford, MK41 0UZ
(Only astro boots or trainers to be worn - no studded or bladed boots)

Please visit their website to find out more

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Biggleswade

The latest walking football session within the County aimed at people aiming to keep fit and healthy.

£1.50 per session

Contact:
Natalie Stevenson – physical.activity@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Address:
Biggleswade Town FC, Langford Road, Biggleswade, SG18 9JT

Dates:
Tuesdays 15:00-16:00

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Dunstable

£1.50 per session

Contact:
Russell Shaw – russshaw1@ntlworld.com / 07784 867921
Natalie Stevenson – physical.activity@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Address:
Bedfordshire FA, Skimpot Road, Dunstable, LU5 4JU

Dates:
Mondays 14:00-15:00

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Flitwick

£2.50 per session

Contact:
Russell Shaw – russshaw1@ntlworld.com / 07784 867921
Natalie Stevenson – physical.activity@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Address:
Flitwick Leisure Centre (Outdoor 3G Pitch), Steppingley Road, Flitwick, MK45 1TH

Dates:
Tuesdays 13:30-15:00


Leighton Buzzard

£1.50 per session

Contact:
Natalie Stevenson – physical.activity@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Address:
Cedars Academy 3G Pitch, Mentmore Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2AE

Dates:
Wednesdays 19:00-20:00

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Luton

£2.50 per session

Contact:
Matt Corder – info@activeluton.co.uk / 01582 400272

Dates & Address:
Tuesdays 15:00-16:00 & 16:00-17:00
Inspire: Luton Sports Village, Butterfield Green Road, Luton, LU2 8DD

Wednesdays 18:00-19:00
Lea Manor Recreation Centre, Northwell Drive, Luton, LU3 3TL

Please visit the Active Luton website to find out more

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Shefford

Shefford Saints walking football brings together players of mixed abilities, to improve technique and fitness. Promoting enjoyment with healthy competition has helped join generations and genders within families and fostered social interaction between the community.

£1.50 per session

Contact:
Pamela Wyles-Mullen – pamelasheffordsaints@yahoo.co.uk / 07792 682563
Natalie Stevenson – physical.activity@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Address:
Shefford Sports Club, Hitchin Road, SG17 5JD 

Dates:
Fridays 19:00-20:00

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