Successful Walking Football Session Celebrates Anniversary with Expansion

Sefton Council, in partnership with Active Soccer Maghull and the Friends of Groups Parks, is set to get even more over 50s back the hollowed turf with launch of two new walking football sessions as it celebrates a year since the launch of the event in Coronation Park.

Walking football, in a nutshell, is a slower version of the beautiful game. The rules are the same but all players walk and it is a non-contact sport, meaning no potential Terry Butcher bandage moments!

The event has been so successful in Coronation Park, Crosby that the team now has its own kit and is called Crosby Veterans Walking Football Club.

The new sessions will take place at Derby Park, Bootle on Tuesday, September 27, 1-2pm and Ainsdale Village Park, Ainsdale on Wednesday, September 28, 1-2pm.

Crosby Veterans Walking Football Club will meet on Friday, September 30, 1-2pm at Coronation Park, Crosby.

Walking Football is FREE and anyone over 50 is welcome, so if you see yourself as a Bob Latchford or a Jimmy Case and fancy getting back into the game you loved or even if you just want to get more active, come down and find out if Walking Football is for you!

Free refreshments will be provided after the session.