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, only walking is allowed - no jogging, running or sprinting!

The game is played on a pitch 40 yards in length and 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 burns 4,200 calories!

Tuesday Walking Football

The session, supported by Saltire Roofing, runs at Tuesday lunchtimes from 1:00pm-2:00pm 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 40 players. This session takes place, between March and October, on our Community Pitch, which is located at the back of the Wheatfield Stand here at Tynecastle Park. During the winter months, between November and February, this session is held at World of Football, at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11a Newmarket Road. Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ

Thursday Walking Football

This session, supported by Health All Round, runs on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-7:00pm and costs just £4.00 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. This session runs from circa March to October.

This session is open to all wishing to get more active and meet like-minded people over a friendly game of football. Whilst our Tuesday Walking Football is strictly for over 50’s, this session is more relaxed with age limits. Regular attendees include regular walking football players and those kicking the ball for the first time in years. We also have a core of previous Football Fans In Training participants (See bottom of the page for more information) and a number of female players who join us for a game at Thursday tea time.

How to get involved

To register for Walking Football, please email greggveitch@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 great programme that is designed to help people keep or kick-start an active lifestyle.