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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.

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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 TO PLAY

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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
 

WANT 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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events
  • World Championships Walking Football - Chesterfield UK 2024
    World Championships Walking Football - Chesterfield UK 2024
    Fri, 17 May
    Chesterfield
    17 May 2024, 9:00 am GMT – 19 May 2024, 5:10 pm GMT
    Chesterfield, SMH Group Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Rd, Chesterfield S41 8NZ, UK
    17 May 2024, 9:00 am GMT – 19 May 2024, 5:10 pm GMT
    Chesterfield, SMH Group Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Rd, Chesterfield S41 8NZ, UK
    The teams have been selected, kits sorted, travel arrangements made and team training sessions underway. All that is left to do is pack the bags. In less than a month the Walkaroos head to the UK to give it their best as they represent Australia in the Walking Football World Championships.
  • Wollongong Walk the Field
    Wollongong Walk the Field
    Sat, 18 May
    Ian McLennan Park
    18 May 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Ian McLennan Park, 50 Wyllie Rd, Kembla Grange NSW 2526, Australia
    18 May 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Ian McLennan Park, 50 Wyllie Rd, Kembla Grange NSW 2526, Australia
    Public Relations and Sports Marketing students of the University of Wollongong are excited to announce the Walk the Field Tournament is BACK!
  • Inaugural Coffs Festival of Walking Football
    Inaugural Coffs Festival of Walking Football
    Sat, 15 June
    Coffs Harbour International Stadium
    15 June 2024, 9:00 am – 16 June 2024, 4:00 pm
    Coffs Harbour International Stadium, Stadium Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia
    15 June 2024, 9:00 am – 16 June 2024, 4:00 pm
    Coffs Harbour International Stadium, Stadium Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia
    Save the date! 15th &16th June 2024. The Festival of Walking Football, hosted by Coffs City Strollers, to be played on the impressive Coffs Harbour International Stadium, in the beautiful northern NSW coast city of Coffs Harbour.
  • 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
  • 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.

EVENTS CALENDAR   2024  

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