Walking football is a weekly football session where players walk instead of run. There are a few other rule changes, but on the whole, players can enjoy the beautiful game in a safe, supportive environment.
Walking football is a great way to engage in the sport you love, if you don’t feel able to join in mainstream football. There are lots of reasons someone might seek out walking football, rehabilitating from injury or surgery, weight loss, older age, pre-existing health conditions or new health conditions. Besides the fun factor, walking football can offer a range of health benefits, increasing cardiovascular fitness will reduce blood pressure, increase heart health, support health lung function, release endorphins to boost mood and self-esteem. The NHS / Public Health / Government guidelines recommend adults take 150 mins of moderate exercise a week. The good news is our sessions could be considered moderate to intense exercise – giving you more bang for your buck in meeting these recommendations.
We have highly trained experienced staff on hand to lead the sessions and support you in joining in, no matter your fitness levels. If you have a pre-existing health condition you would like to discuss, please reach out to Kate or Kim before attending. As well as our weekly training sessions, we regularly arrange mini tournaments and matches between our teams, and further afield with fixtures previously having been played against teams from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham and more.
If you or someone you know would like to join us, please fill in the form below:
When: Every Monday
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Location: Reech Community Hub, Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ST
When: Every Tuesday
Location: Ludlow Football Stadium, Bromfield Rd, Ludlow SY8 2BN
In line with government guidelines our sessions are currently closed. We take our lead from the Government and the FA.
We are running a Monday night zoom quiz for all our walking football participants. This is a fun way for the players to keep in touch with one another, and a great way to speak to players they might not have met before.
If you want to find out more about our Monday night Zoom Quizzes, please fill in the form below.
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Whether you just want a kick about, or to represent our community with the Shrewsbury Town team, if you are interested in attending one of the walking football sessions contact us at [email protected]
What should I wear and bring to the session?
Please wear comfortable sportswear such as a light top and shorts or joggers. In terms of footwear, please bring either trainers or football boots with molded studs only. Please also bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
Can I just turn up?
Yes! You can turn up on the night. On arrival all you will have to do is fill out one of our participant forms so we have your details. This is just in case of emergencies.
What if I have a health condition?
You are still welcome to come. We have participants with a range of health conditions that attend. All health conditions are to be put down on the participant form you will be given, this will make the coach aware of any conditions you may have or medication you may need to take.
What if it is raining?
Weather does not affect us! We are out playing come rain or sunshine, so you get your weekly walking football and exercise.