Walking Football

Walking Football

For the first time ever, we will be offering a Walking Football Come and Try Session which aims to provide male and female players the opportunity to continue playing or participate in football for the first time in a fun, sociable and inclusive environment.

The program focuses on passing rather than speed/running; flexible with its formats and accessible to the community and prospective players. The partnership between Football NSW and NSW Government – Family & Community Services will develop sustainable and ongoing programs to encourage older people to make exercise a normal part of their routine.

The program will highlight the health, wellbeing and social benefits of regular football and exercise activities for older people.


  • The Football NSW Walking Football programs are a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at over 50s (male and female).
  • Matches are played on weeknights with modified formats (5v5/6v6) on smaller pitches with shortened game times;
  • Walking Football is non-contact with the Walking Rule defined as ‘always having one foot on the ground’
  • Football NSW Walking Football programs are designed to help people maintain an active lifestyle; and promote participation of the beautiful game in a fun, inclusive and social environment.


SGFA will be hosting a Free Come Try Walking Football Session this December at one of our Summer Football venues, the Vanessa Street Multi-Sport Courts. If you are over 50 & love football, why not stop by and get involved in this increasingly popular take on football. Details for the session are as per below:

To register, fill out the online form here:

PLAYER REGISTRATION FORM – Vanessa Street Courts, Beverly Hills Walking Football 

Further information contact SGFA at summerfootball@sgfa.com.au or on 0415 823 994.