Walking Football
A slow-paced version of the beautiful game

Walking Football

Walking Football is designed to help people keep or kick-start an active lifestyle regardless of their age, weight or health. As the name suggests, Walking Football is non-contact and only walking is allowed - no jogging, running or sprinting!

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!

Tuesday Walking Football

The session, supported by Saltire Roofing, runs at Tuesday lunchtimes from 12:00-1:00pm and costs just £4.00 per session inclusive of a post-match hot drink, soup and a roll. This session is for players over the age of 50.

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 a regular attendance of around 50 players, and takes place on our Community Pitch, which is located at the back of the Wheatfield Stand here at Tynecastle Park, EH11 2NL.

Thursday Walking Football

This session, supported by Health All Round, runs on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm and costs just £3.00 per session and also takes place on our Community Pitch, which is located at the back of the Wheatfield Stand here at Tynecastle Park, EH11 2NL.

We have a womens' only session on a Thursday for any ladies wishing to get more active and meet likeminded people over a friendly game of football.

There is also a session for males over 50 and/or those who has been through our Football Fans In Training Programme (click link at bottom of page for more info).

How to get involved

To register for Walking Football, please email calumsandison@homplc.co.uk and include the following information:

  • Which session you wish to attend
  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Daytime phone number
  • Email address
  • Medical conditions (if applicable)
  • Emergency contact name
  • Emergency contact number

For Terms and Conditions please click here.

You may also be interested in Football Fans in Training, a programme that aims to help supporters become more active, shed a few pounds and improve their general health - and the best part is it's completely FREE!