What is Walking Football?

Walking Football is a small-sided, low-impact, modified version of the game, suitable for all levels of ability and fitness, from people who are returning to sport after a break or those who’ve never played before. 

Shona Bass (Walking Football Ambassador - Matildas Cap #2)

It’s so important for us as we get older that we keep active. Being active can actually slow the ageing process from a physical perspective, but also it provides such a wonderful stimulus for social and emotional wellbeing, improved mental health, and the opportunity to feel really good about being involved in exercise. Walking Football gives it all.”

Paul Wade (Walking Football Ambassador - Socceroos Cap #337)

As you may well know, I had epilepsy and I lived with that fear of people knowing and people judging. But it’s amazing how relieved you’ll feel if you get involved and feel part of a group. Happiness comes from the intention of activity and you can do that by going out and playing Walking Football.”

The national Walking Football programs are run in partnership with Active Ageing Australia and Member Federations offering a social, small-sided and sustainable version of football specifically modified for older Australians, in metropolitan, regional and remote locations.