Walking Football Cup 2019 2

Walking Football

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Walking Football is a slower-paced version of the Beautiful Game primarily aimed at the Over-50s.

Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle irrespective of their age, as well as getting those back playing football who perhaps had to stop due to injuries.

Rules / Guidelines

• Players are prohibited from sprinting, running or jogging while the ball is in play

• Anyone doing so is penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team

• No slide tackles are allowed

• Played with a size 4 Futsal ball (if available) indoors or use a traditional ball outdoors

• If the ball goes off the pitch over the touchline, the game is restarted via a kick, roll or throw-in (to allow for different physical capabilities) Note: It is strongly recommended to use a roll or kick in for indoor facilities

• It can be played indoors or outdoors depending on weather and available facilities

Variations and game adaptations can be made to suit participants’ needs and capabilities.

Play the game you love but reduce the chances of injury. It's a great way to keep fit, learn skills, have fun and socialise all at the same time!

Below is a list of the locations, days and times that Walking Football is currently taking place in Suffolk along with names of contacts for each venue in the county. There is also a Walking Football Toolkit below to help you get started.

Get In Touch

Kirsty Smith - Inclusive Football Development Officer

01449 616606 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) / 07432 735985

Where can i play Walking football in suffolk?

Sundays 9am-10am.

Venue: The Nest, Common Lane South, Beccles NR34 9RH

Contact Jonathan Blankley 07523 034244 or alized2020@outlook.com

Thursdays 7pm-8pm and Friday 1.30pm-3pm.

Contact Richard Fenn 07999 399530 or rjfenn@hotmail.co.uk

Wednesdays 7pm-8pm.

Contact Gary Rampley 07716 188800.


Bury Leisure Centre, Beetons Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3TT. Wednesdays 5-6pm.

For more information contact Charlie via email keepactive@acleisure.com before attending.  

Three weekly sessions:

Mondays 7pm-8pm and Saturdays 1pm-2pm at the Victory Sports Ground (IP33 3BT) and Thursdays 8pm-9pm at Skyliner Sports Centre (Moreton Hall Estate, IP32 7QB).

Contact Darren Brown 07772 781404 or darren.brown@sporting87.co.uk

Mondays 7pm-8pm

Summer: Running from Blackhouse Lane, Great Cornard CO10 0NL; Winter: running from Great Cornard Sports Centre CO10 0JU

Contact: Martyn 07572 020712

Thursdays 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Contact Sam Barton 01394 270278.

Felixstowe Beach Walkers

Tuesdays 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Contact Richard Lord valandrichard@btinternet.com


Mondays 6pm-7pm

Contact Kelly Blackburn at Hadleigh High Leisure Centre on 07979 951748 or email hadleighhigh@ssleisure.co.uk

Fridays 6pm-7pm.

Contact Peter Betts 01440 701237 or peterbetts@thenewcroft.co.uk

Sundays 9am-10am

Contact Freddie Gulliver 01473 328015 or penreception@ssleisure.co.uk


Activ Walking Football (Outdoors)

Thursday 10.30am-12.00 noon

Gainsborough Sports Centre, Ipswich, IP3 0SP

Starts May 6th

Last session July 29th (excluding May 27th)

£5 per session

Changing facilities are not currently available for use, so please come changed ready to play. Toilet facilities are available adjacent to the playing area.

New players are welcome.Please note though, that due to the current Covid-19 measures, this session is not currently available on a ‘drop-in’ basis. All new participants should first contact  mike@activlives.org.uk or call 07531 236442.

Fridays 2pm-3.30pm.

Contact Mike McCarthy on 01473 345350 or via mike@activlives.org.uk before attending this session.

Mondays 8pm-9pm

Contact David McGregor 07770 874563 or themaccas2@ntlworld.com

Wednesdays 10am – 11am

Contact: Noel Wilson, 07846 241518

Tuesdays 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm

Contact Noel Wilson 07846 241518

Sundays 10am – 11am

Contact: Noel Wilson, 07846 241518

Thursdays 7pm-8pm

Contact Tammy Duell or Scott Duell on 07385799743 / 07379210356 or via email tami97dd@icloud.com / scottduell37@gmail.com

Kirkley & Pakefield Walking Football

Monday - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Open Aged

Paul Beharier 07737398462 or via paul.mnwfc@gmail.com


Kirkley & Pakefield Pacemakers

Thursday – 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Over 50’s

Paul Beharier 07737398462 or via kandppacemakers@gmail.com

Wednesdays 3pm-4pm.

Contact Barrie Atkins 01502 513549 or email the club via their website www.kproyalsfc.co.uk

Newmarket Leisure Centre, Exning Road, CB8 0EA. Thursday 5.45pm-6.45pm.

For more information contact Charlie via email keepactive@acleisure.com before attending.

Fridays 7pm-8pm

Contact Ron Dalton 07775 437266 or daltonint@aol.com


Wednesday – 2pm-3pm

To register or to find out further information please email terry.barrow@accessct.org or phone 07435 988135.

Venue (Spring/Summer) – Memorial Field, B1119, Saxmundham, IP17 1EJ

Venue (Autumn/Winter) – Market Hall, 29 High Street, Saxmundham, IP17 1AF

Sizewell Seniors

Thursdays 7pm-8pm

Contact Andy Jones 07742 656557 or andytopjones@outlook.com

Wednesdays 8pm-9pm

Contact Laura Worsley 07801 532059


Tuesdays from 4pm-5pm 

Contact Graham Coleman on 07514 986201 or gmcoleman999@gmail.com


Mondays 8pm-9pm, Tuesdays 2pm-3pm and Thursdays 2pm-3pm.

Contact Mike Powles 07379 089890

How to get Involved

We have created a guide to help those looking to set-up a new adult football team. The guide includes helpful information from setting up the team to increasing awareness; so should you be setting up a team in a brand new club or if you are an established club introducing a new adult team we hope you find the guide of use.

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