Benefits of walking football set by the Walking Football Association (National Government Body WFA):

Walking football offers a multitude of health benefits to older people, such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke while improving blood pressure.

Positive changes in postural balance, blood pressure and resting heart rate, lowered cholesterol, improved blood sugar levels, bone density and improving reactions.

Walking football also gives an often isolated section of the community the chance to become involved in something they really enjoy, make new friends, form lasting relationships with like-minded people and generally improve their social circle and overall quality of life.

As we get older, many of us struggle with our balance, strength, stamina, weight and worst of all confidence and self-esteem levels but walking football has the potential to make a significant impact in all these areas.

Click here to go to the WFA website.

Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme run multiple walking football sessions throughout Sheffield – all at only £2 per session:


10am – 11am
Westfield St Georges Park, Moss Way
S20 8FA

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Lane
S5 6AE


Concord Sports Centre, Shiregreen Lane
S5 6AE


1:15pm – 2:15pm
SWFC Training Ground (Middlewood Road)
S6 1TJ

For more information click here or email [email protected] with any of your questions.