Walking Football, a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at those over 50.
Walking Football, supported by Saltire Roofing, is designed to help people keep or kick-start an active lifestyle despite their age, as well as getting those back playing football who had to stop due to injuries.
As the name suggests, Walking Football is non-contact and only walking is allowed - no jogging, runing or sprinting is allowed!
The game is played on a pitch 20/40 yards in length and 15/30 yards in width with the game restarted via a kick, roll or throw-in.
By playing 1 hour a week for 3 months it enables players to cover 30 miles and burn 4,200 calories!
As well as ‘a kick at the ball’ each week every player is welcome to join us for a ‘cuppa’ after each session.
Heart of Midlothian Walking Football currently has 50 registered players and takes place on the grass Community Pitch located at the back of the Wheatfield Stand at Tynecastle Stadium.
The session runs at Tuesday lunchtimes from 12:00-1:00pm and costs just £3.00 per session inclusive soup & roll plus a hot drink afterwards.
To register for this programme email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information
· Full Name
· Daytime Phone Number
· Email Address
· Medical Conditions (if applicable)