Willows Walking Footballers

Willows Walking Footballers are located at Willows Sport Centre.

Walking football is a variant of association football that is aimed at keeping people aged over-50 involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, they are not able to play the traditional game.

Though based on association football, the key difference in the rules from standard football, is that if a player runs, then they concede a free kick to the other side. This restriction, together with a ban on slide tackles, is aimed both at avoiding injuries and facilitating the playing of the sport by those who are physically disadvantaged. The manner in which the sport is played promotes cardiovascular fitness whilst producing the least stress on the body. It also assists participants maintain an active lifestyle.