The club launched Walking Football as a full-time, year round program in June 2022 and it has quickly gathered pace with over 40 regular players in the group.
Walking Football has been growing globally since it was first played in 2011 in England and has been growing across Australia, as well as Sydney's Northern Suburbs districts where programs run by numerous clubs. The first World Nations Cup was held in August 2023 in London, England where 19 nations - including Australia (with two of our WPFC players representing the Over 60's Foreveroos team) - played.
Walking Football is a non-competitive, non-contact, social program with the focus being on fun, fitness, and friendship for those over 40 year of age. The program (and game overall) caters for all skill levels, including those who have never played before. It is supported by Football Australia, Football NSW, and the Northern Suburbs Football Association.
The rules are simple:
Running is not allowed with or without the ball.
It is a minimal-to-non-contact version of the game; tackles as well as challenges from the side or behind are not permitted.
The ball cannot be kicked above head height.
There is no heading of the ball.
Team sizes are between 5, 6 or 7-a-side.
Dates: 2024 commencement date TBC
Cost: $5.00 cash per session to be paid on arrival to the coordinator
Registration: For all players who play occasionally or regularly, registration must be completed via the Play Football website. This will provide insurance cover by the NSFA in the event of any injury claim. If no registration is performed and a player continues to play and proceeds to get an injury requiring an insurance claim, this must be made via their personal insurance.
What to bring: Sneakers with plain soles, or turf boots; bottle of water. Studded boots are NOT permitted. Shin pads optional.
- Note: The program is planning to move in 2024 to West Pymble FC's home ground at Norman Griffiths Oval (Lofberg Road, West Pymble) once the current construction of the new synthetic field is completed.
If you're keen to join us and see what this great version of the game is like, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or turn up at to one of our games and ask for the coordinator.