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.

Walk Back to Sport with Sefton Council

Sefton Council is launching two brand new sessions aimed at getting those over 50 playing the sports they love again.

Launching at Dunes Splash World on Thursday, April 28, Walking Football and Walking Netball are, in a nutshell, slower versions of the beautiful games everyone knows and loves.

The rules are the same but all players walk, meaning it is even easier on the muscles and knees.

The sessions, which are aimed at making sport more accessible to all, are followed by a post-game tea or coffee, meaning attendees can meet new friends as they start their new healthier, more active lifestyle.

So if you fancy dusting off your trainers, donning an old school bib and getting back into the game you loved, this could be the session for you!

Walking Netball will take place on Thursdays 11am-12pm and Walking Football will take place Fridays 11am-12pm, both sessions are £2 per session, post match refreshment included.

The two FREE launch events take place at Dunes Splash World on Thursday, April 28 from 11am for Walking Netball and Friday, April 29 from 11am for Walking Football.