Cardiff City House of Sport is proud to support the Wales Women’s Walking Football team!
Players attended their first session at House of Sport yesterday morning in great numbers, as they put their walking football skills to the test on our popular Indoor 3G Pitch, used regularly by Cardiff City Academy.
What is walking football?
“Walking football is different to regular Association Football in many ways and is aimed at the over 50’s age group. Many tournaments are now catering exclusively for the over 60’s age group.
It has very specific rules that outlaw all running and allows no contact between players. Over-head height restrictions and indirect free kicks ensure that the sport is played safely with full consideration to the participants’ age.
Teams are either 5 or 6-a-side. As a result of these rules, games are played at a slower pace, often on state of the art 3G artificial grass pitches, thus reducing the threat of pain, discomfort and injury, with players briskly walking through matches. This allows people who have loved the sport all their lives to once again safely get back to playing and also introduces the sport to people who perhaps have never considered playing before.”
Walking Football is on the rise across the United Kingdom, particularly in mens’ football, but now the Wales Women’s Walking Football team is giving women the opportunity to join in.
The next session at House of Sport takes place on Sunday 2nd February at 10am. Each session costs £5, which you can pay on the day.
Eligible players will need to be 40+ and have a connection to Wales; whether you’re born here, have lived here or have Welsh family!
For all enquiries, call 02920002555, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.