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walking football federation promoting health and participation for older Australians

OUR MISSION

Walking Football Federation Australia (WFFA)

WFFA has the mission of promoting Walking Football as a fun and inclusive activity that improves the physical and mental health and well-being of older Australians in a safe non-contact environment, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, health condition or experience.

Our aim is for every player to:

  • improve their fitness

  • have fun

  • continue playing football or to take up the sport for the first time

  • make new friends in the Walking Football community

2011

100K+

20

50+

Walking Football established

Players

Worldwide

Countries in 2023 World Championships 

Rules Unique to 

Walking Football

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Women over 40
Men over 50

TRY WALKING FOOTBALL

 

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GET HEALTHY

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Health Benefits

It’s fun!

Walking Football is great for our mental health because when exercise is fun, we are more likely to commit to it, especially when we are part of a team or group that meets regularly to play.

 

Playing with others in the same age group prevents players from leaving the sport because they cannot keep up with much younger players.

 

The rules have been developed to greatly minimise the risk of injury:

·    Brisk walking rather than running lessens the chance of a cardiac episode or joint deterioration.

·    Elimination of body contact excludes impact injuries to knee and ankle as well as soft tissue damage.

·    Keeping the ball low protects players from heading and head-clash injuries to the face, neck, shoulders and brain.

walking football modified for the safety of over 50s

Over 100,000 playing

Become one of our first million players!

Walking Football is played with no running, no tackling, and no body contact.

It is the ideal for participants 50 years and over, attracting players around the world at a rapid rate.

WE ARE GROWING

HOW IT'S PLAYED

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What are the rules?

The rules and guidelines of Walking Football continue to evolve as the sport grows.

This ensures the safety of participants and keeping it fun
 

READY TO PLAY?

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Come and join us!

Currently there are organisations in all states playing and welcoming new players at all levels.

Experienced players, as well as men and women who have never played are joining up every week.

A national locator to help connect people with their local organisations will launch very soon.

Let's make it easy for you..

We'd love you to join the Walking Football community!

Tell us a little about yourself ......

GET INVOLVED

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COME & TRY Walking Football

Across Australia, numerous walking football hubs have been established, with new ones emerging regularly. These hubs welcome newcomers to join their sessions and experience the sport. If you're interested in taking part, register your interest here, and we will connect you with a nearby hub.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events
  • Dandenong, Victoria Inaugural Interstate Tournament Walking Football 4 Health
    Dandenong, Victoria Inaugural Interstate Tournament Walking Football 4 Health
    Sat, 03 Aug
    Soccer 5s Dandenong South
    03 Aug 2024, 9:00 am – 04 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm
    Soccer 5s Dandenong South, 29 Brindley St, Dandenong South VIC 3175, Australia
    03 Aug 2024, 9:00 am – 04 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm
    Soccer 5s Dandenong South, 29 Brindley St, Dandenong South VIC 3175, Australia
    Get those sneakers ready, folks! Walking Football is marching its way to Melbourne! Step into the action at the inaugural Walking Football 4 Health Victoria Interstate Tournament. It's going to be a blast!
  • Sunshine Coast Festival of Walking Football
    Sunshine Coast Festival of Walking Football
    Sat, 17 Aug
    Coolum Beach RSL
    17 Aug 2024, 9:00 am – 18 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm
    Coolum Beach RSL, 1906 David Low Way, Coolum Beach QLD 4573, Australia
    17 Aug 2024, 9:00 am – 18 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm
    Coolum Beach RSL, 1906 David Low Way, Coolum Beach QLD 4573, Australia
    Picture this: a captivating two-day event! The action kicks off on Saturday with a classic six-a-side match on the grass, followed by the entertaining Coolum Beer Company Five-A-Side Cup on the astro turf on Sunday. Get ready for some impromptu team combinations as clubs come together for an unforge
  • Perth WA Asia Pacific Walking Football Cup
    Perth WA Asia Pacific Walking Football Cup
    Fri, 23 Aug
    Queens Park
    23 Aug 2024, 9:00 am – 25 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm
    Queens Park, 305 Welshpool Rd, Queens Park WA 6107, Australia
    23 Aug 2024, 9:00 am – 25 Aug 2024, 5:00 pm
    Queens Park, 305 Welshpool Rd, Queens Park WA 6107, Australia
    Representative teams from all countries in the Asia Pacific region are welcome to join teams from Australia, Malaysia & Singapore
  • Singapore & Thailand - Walking Football 4 Health Asia
    Singapore & Thailand - Walking Football 4 Health Asia
    Fri, 30 Aug
    Singapore
    30 Aug 2024, 9:00 am – 06 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm
    Singapore
    30 Aug 2024, 9:00 am – 06 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm
    Singapore
    The first of it's kind! A Walking Football Tournament on land and sea. What a great way to combine rest and relaxation with travel and of course Walking Football.
  • Koh Samui Social Tournament
    Koh Samui Social Tournament
    Sat, 14 Sept
    Maraleina Sports Resort | Koh Samui
    14 Sept 2024, 9:00 am – 20 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm
    Maraleina Sports Resort | Koh Samui, 123/9 Moo 4 Tambol Namuang, ตำบล หน้าเมือง Koh Samui, สุราษฎร์ธานี 84140, Thailand
    14 Sept 2024, 9:00 am – 20 Sept 2024, 5:00 pm
    Maraleina Sports Resort | Koh Samui, 123/9 Moo 4 Tambol Namuang, ตำบล หน้าเมือง Koh Samui, สุราษฎร์ธานี 84140, Thailand
    Indulge in the ultimate holiday experience at the Koh Samui Walking Football Tournament! Play football in paradise amid top-notch facilities, relax in beautiful, handpicked resorts and venture into the awe-inspiring Ang Thong Marine Park to witness nature's grandeur firsthand.
  • QLD Pan Pacs Walking Football 2024
    QLD Pan Pacs Walking Football 2024
    Wed, 06 Nov
    Carrara
    06 Nov 2024, 9:00 am – 08 Nov 2024, 5:00 pm
    Carrara, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara QLD 4211, Australia
    06 Nov 2024, 9:00 am – 08 Nov 2024, 5:00 pm
    Carrara, Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara QLD 4211, Australia
    Pan Pacific Masters Games 1-10 November 2024. Join in and be part of the atmosphere of friendship and fun, the event will see long time master’s mates and a whole swag of new participants to the games gather on the Gold Coast to contest one or more of the 42 sports on offer.

EVENTS CALENDAR   2024  

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Sydney, Australia

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