Now with over 400 teams in the UK, is it time for you to get involved with walking football? Walking football is an enjoyable alternative to association football, aimed at engaging anyone over 50 with a fun, low-impact sport.

Originally created to keep older players involved with football despite a lack of mobility or injury, walking football has grown to encompass anyone looking to get more active in a social environment. The key difference in the rules to walking football is that, if a player runs at any point during a game they forfeit a free kick to the opposing side. This, together with a ban on all slide tackles, works to avoid injuries and enables the sport to be played by almost anyone.

Walking football helps to promote cardiovascular health and doesn’t put undue stress on the body. It can also play a big part in helping participants maintain an active lifestyle.



Christ Church Sport, together with Canterbury City FC, have organised a series of walking football sessions for University staff and members and the wider community. At this moment in time, the sessions are only for participates aged 50 and over. Sessions will take place at the Polo Farm Sports Hall and the cost is just £3 per person.

Dates and times

  • Thursday 30th November, 12:30-1:30pm
  • Thursday 7th December, 12:30-1:30pm
  • Thursday 14th December, 12:30-1:30pm


If you are interested in joining us please confirm your place by emailing or phoning 01227 923503.

If you are keen to get involved in an under 50’s walking football session, please let us know!