Walking football is a slower-paced version of the beautiful game. It’s ideal for people over the age of 50 who might be experiencing health or mobility problems. The relaxed pace, lack of physical contact and the teamwork and social elements of the sport, make it a really popular activity that is growing all the time.
We visited an indoor walking football session in Canterbury to see what it was all about. Take a look at the video stories below to hear more from people who are playing walking football, and the difference it’s making to their lives.
If you’re interested in trying out walking football, there are plenty of places around the county to give it a go. Click below to see the walking football sessions that are currently available in Kent and Medway.
When I was diagnosed with Parkinson's, I wanted to keep myself active. Everyone when they're playing walking football is smiling.Robert, walking football participant
It's all just so much fun! And you don't realise you're taking exercise either.Tamara, Age UK