WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL?

Over 50’s walking football is bringing people together at locations across the country – bringing them back to playing a 5-a-side version of the beautiful game. The benefits are widespread: in addition to enhancing fitness, evidence is emerging that playing walking football for fun with a group of new friends generates improvements in mental and social well-being. Our group’s focus is therefore on everyone enjoying the experience, rather than keeping the score.

For anyone that wants a more competitive experience, we have a team in the Wiltshire Sunday Walking Football League, the Hampshire Wednesday morning league, run our own tournaments and regularly participate in tournaments and friendlies elsewhere.  

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

We run 5 sessions a week:

  • Monday and Friday 10am till 11:30am at the sports ground at Wilton Road
  • Monday and Thursday at Five Rivers Leisure Centre from 10am to 12am.
  • Wednesdays from 8-9 on Sarum Academy’s (in Salisbury) new 3G pitch. This gives those working during the day the chance to play.

Everyone is welcome to come along and take part – in fact, we pride ourselves on making all new players welcome, regardless of skill level. Everyone in the group is happy to offer colleagues encouragement and support, both on and off the pitch.

Come along and see us in action – better still, bring some trainers and a drink, pay the (small) session fee and join in (there are no joining fees or subscriptions and you play only when it suits you).

CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION NOW?

Check out the latest info on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/salisburywalkingfootball

Email us: salisburywalkingfootball@gmail.com

 
SALISBURY WALKING FOOTBALLERS PLAY FOR ENGLAND
 
Two Salisbury walking footballers were recently awarded their England Caps for internationals played earlier last year. Jeff (the Chef) Maund played for England Over 70s against Wales and Ireland and Mark Potts played for the Over 60s against Ireland. They join Over 70s goalkeeper Keith Smith who earned his in 2019 when he played against Wales.
WELL DONE Guys.
With more games coming up next year they hope to add to their collection of caps. None of them thought when they took up Walking Football that they would represent their country at it but it shows how far you can go with a bit of dedication (and skill).
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