Walking Football is the perfect game for people in later life.
The threat of pain, discomfort and injury is reduced due to the combination of a slower pace and reduced contact. This allows people who have loved the sport all their lives to once again safely get back to playing. It also introduces the sport to people who perhaps have never considered playing before.
Established in 2014, PitC’s Men’s Walking Football group is now largely self-sufficient, run by its members and trained by our coaching team. The group has upwards of 80 members, the majority of whom are die-hard Pompey fans and season ticket holders. The social aspect of the group is vital to its members and has proved an invaluable support mechanism.
A Women’s Walking Football Club was founded in 2019. The team is full of care-free, sociable and supportive women who radiate the definition of team spirit and take part in various events, tournaments and festivals with other clubs from all around the south. These ladies are really enjoying their sessions, while also enhancing their physical health and learning new skills.
The club has been very successful in local, national and international competitions and fielded teams in 50+; 60+; 65+ and 70+ competitions for both men and women. We also held a Ladies Charity Festival in September.
Long term participant, Judy says “I’ve really enjoyed going to the sessions, I’ve learnt a lot, found a very supportive group of ladies and made friends. We’ve always been there for each other, as a group.”
“Walking football has been a revelation for me, it has had a positive effect on my physical and mental health. I look forward to the weekly sessions.” Chris, Walking Football participant
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