WOMEN'S WALKING FOOTBALL
For females aged 16+
All abilities welcome
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.
It is the gentler version of the beautiful game and the rules have been adjusted to make it SOCIAL, SAFE AND FUN. It has been designed to suit new participants and veterans alike, and provide a safe, inclusive and enjoyable format of football to increase participation of Older Australians. It focuses on low-impact and team-based exercise and provide physical and mental health benefits, social connectedness, alongside education and promotion of the benefits of ongoing physical activity.
The format and rules of the game and the emphasis on having fun and socialising - this makes football available for everyone no matter the age or skill level. The program takes a 'whole of family' approach to include participants of all ages in football and increase inter-generational interaction, whilst also providing participants opportunities to continue their involvement in their local club as members and volunteers.
Above head height restriction on ball
No heading the ball
Playing with reckless or dangerous intent is an infringement
Walking instead of running - "always having one foot on the ground"
No slide tackles, trips, strikes, pushes, shoulder barge, excessive force
No throw ins
Penalty is a one-step only kick
Games can be played with or without a goalkeeper
Cost: $20 per player
(one time payment for whole of 2023)
Time and date TBC
Ellenbrook Sports Hub - Home of EUFC