walking football

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A form of football which focuses on passing rather than on running at speed. It retains the advantages of a team sport while being a low-impact and safe form of physical exercise. Matches are played on smaller pitches with shorter game times.  It is intended to be a sport for those aged 50 and over. There is no running, no kicking over shoulder height and no tackling.  Free kicks are awarded for any infringement and anything dangerous. It is definitely a walk in the park.

 Walking with a lot of twisting and turning can be beneficial in helping people to keep their balance, something which can become a problem for the elderly. And the social advantages of getting out and having a game with friends is important too.  It helps that the game is being organised into a competition that gives it an edge.




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