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Walking Football – A Growing Sport

Walking Football – a low impact version of football – has been growing dramatically in popularity.

There are more than a 1000 clubs registered to play in the UK – up from 200 just 3 years ago.

It was first played in 2011 by the Chesterfield FC Community Trust but it was the 2014 Barclays TV advertisement featuring a man extolling the virtues of the sport which saw the sport go from strength to strength.

The FA has produced a standardised rules for competitive matches and are looking to implement them in February. At the end of last year a governing body for the sport was announced the Walking Football Association and this year the National Tournament has been declared a non-contact game.


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