Come and try Walking Football: Sunday 21 Feb at Norman Griffiths Oval 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
If you're interested in trying out a form of football that has been growing in participation in the recent 3-4 years, Norman Griffiths Oval is the place to be on Sunday 21 Feb.
WPFC are proud to be hosting our first game of Walking Football between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM, with an aim toward having enough interested players to make Walking Football a regular program at the club.
Register here, otherwise just show up to the ground on Sunday before 11:00 AM.
If you are keen to try out football for the first time, or wanting to rekindle your skills, spark, and love for the game, then Walking Football is made for you. Meet new people, make new friends, catch up with existing mates and head down to the local Bowling Club afterwards to prolong the chat about this game and just how good it is. Keep yourself fit, have fun, and be around friends - a perfect Sunday.
This is targetted at players in the 40+ age group as a low-impact, non-contact, team-based exercise, on a smaller-sized pitch, short game times, and teams of 5 or 6 players.
It aims to provide participants with physical and mental health benefits, social connections, and the benefits of ongoing physical activity.
It is suitable for anyone who has never played the game before or hasn't played for a while and wants to get back into playing a less intense version of the game. It's well suited anyone that may have a lack of mobility or other reasons that prevent them from playing the traditional game.
Walking Football is growing globally and 2021 will see the first Walking Football World Cup take place in Manchester, England.
How is Walking Football Played?
1. Running is not allowed. A participant always has to have one foot on the ground.
2. It is a non-contact version of the game.
3. The ball cannot be kicked above head height.
4. There is no heading of the ball.
5. There are no ‘referees’ as such and the competitive angle is kept to a minimum.
6. The focus is on fun and making friends.
See you on Sunday.