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Walking football is still a relatively new form of the game, encouraging older adults or those with injuries the opportunity to either get back into the sport or continue playing later into life.
As the name suggests, players must walk, and concede a free-kick if they are spotted running. Tackling is not allowed.
It’s a great way to meet new friends and keep fit. Whether you want to play competitively or socially just for fun, the Jersey Football Association caters for both.
Santander International JFA Walking Football League
Played on Sunday mornings at Springfield, the Santander International JFA Walking Football League gives islanders with a competitive streak the chance to enjoy the sport while battling for league points.
Four inaugural teams kicked off the new league in January 2020; St Peter, St John, Rozel Rovers and First Tower United.
Anyone over the age of 45 wanting to play in the league should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or one of the clubs direct.
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The latest league table and results are regularly featured in the Jersey Evening Post.
The Jersey representative walking football team, also sponsored by Santander International, competes in tournaments against sides from outside the island and is due to compete in the Walking Football World Cup in 2020.
The FA Mars Just Play Centres
For those looking to enjoy the social side of walking football, without league points being on the line, the JFA runs hour-long recreational sessions three days a week working in partnership with Jersey Sport.
The FA Mars Just Play Centres are all based at Springfield, with outdoor and indoor options dependent on the weather;
- Tuesday 12.30pm – 1.30pm
- Wednesday 7pm – 8pm
- Thursday 9.30am – 10.30am
Interested islanders can turn up, pay and play without booking in advance but should call the Jersey FA office in advance to ensure the session is going ahead (01534 730433).