Old Fitzrovians

A New Walking Football Club

Walking Football is, as the name suggests, a version of football with no running. Walking Football according to Barclays It's for people aged 45 and over, offering all the fun of football but with less punishment for the knees. You've probably seen the Barclays Bank ad all about it.

Well, now, if you live or work in Central London, here's your chance to play. We're going to try and get Walking Football going at a spanking new astroturf pitch just off Warren Street.

Games will be 5-a-side. Three touch. No contact. Lots of breaks. NO RUNNING.

Right now, we're trying to gauge interest and find out what times people are interested in playing. If you stick your email address in this form we will let you know when we've got some sessions booked. Answering the other couple of questions will help us work out what times to book them.

Any questions please get in touch via oldfitzrovians@gmail.com


The Wikipedia page on Walking Football is quite good. This Guardian article has interesting background and details the FA's attempts to muscle in on everyone's fun. Walking Football United includes a detailed analysis of what, exactly, constitutes walking.