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. 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, EH11 2NL. During the winter months, between November and February, this session is held at World of Football, at the Edinburgh Corn Excahnge, 11a Newmarket Road. Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ
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. This session runs from March to September.
This session is open to all wishing to get more active and meet likeminded 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Which session you wish to attend
- Full name
- Date of birth
- 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.