A modified football program aimed at getting NSW ageing population active has been announced by Football NSW.
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 catered 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.
WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL
- 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 connectedness and promotion of the benefits of ongoing physical activity.
FOOTBALL NSW Walking Football Centers
- Nepean Football Association
- Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association
- Canterbury & District Football Association
- Hills Football
- Football South Coast
- Manly Warringah Football Association
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.