Blues enter Cheshire Walking Football League

Chester FC’s Walking Football squad are welcoming new players ahead of their Cheshire Walking Football League campaign.

The league was developed to give walking football players opportunities to compete with fixtures taking place at Cheshire FA headquarters in Northwich on a 3G pitch.

The Blues will face teams from across Cheshire and bordering counties on October 13th, November 10th and December 8th. The league runs on Thursday afternoons from 12 noon until 3pm.

Chester FC Community Trust run structured walking football sessions on Monday evenings from 5pm until 6pm at Goals Soccer Centre for men and women of all ages and abilities, although players must be aged over 50 to take part in league fixtures.

The sessions cost just £3 per week and there’s no need to book, simply turn up and play.

Jim Green, chief executive of Chester FC Community Trust, said: “Walking football continues to grow in popularity and it’s proven to be a fantastic means of helping people to keep active, make new friends and stay fit and healthy.

“Our coaches run weekly walking football sessions where everyone is welcome to give the game a go and the league provides a fantastic opportunity for players over 50 to represent Chester FC on a regular basis.”

Walking football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at men and women over 50 to increase health and well-being in a fun, safe and sociable environment.

The rules are much the same as the traditional game, however it is minimal contact and running is penalised with a free-kick awarded to the opposition. Squads are smaller, free kicks are indirect, kick-ins replace throws, there are no offsides and the ball must be kept below head height.

For more details about Chester FC Walking Football email community@chesterfc.com or contact 07512 355396.