WHAT? All the skill, tactics and fun of the beautiful game, but with one rule - no running! Walking Football is a great chance to enjoy all that football has to offer without the strain on the body!
WHO? Open to male and females of all ages and abilities
WHEN? Every Monday 5pm - 6pm
HOW MUCH? Just £3 per session!
WHERE? Blacon High School, Melbourne Road, Blacon CH1 5JH
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.
WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL? Walking football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game initially designed for the over 50s, helping to increase physical activity and offering a route back into playing football for those who had to stop due to injuries.
As the name suggests, it is non-contact and sprints, runs or jogs while the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the opposition.
The rules are much the same as the traditional game, however there are some differences. The squads are smaller, free kicks are indirect, kick-ins replace throws, there are no offsides and the ball must be kept below head height.
The game is as mental as it is physical, stopping the urge to run is an early challenge and passes must be made with pinpoint accuracy.
With less stress on the body and no real sudden change of direction or cutting movements the game allows participants to play without apprehension and at their own pace.
Walking football is a fantastic way to keep fit and reduces the risk of injury and falls, while acting as a great way to meet new people.