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WALKING FOOTBALL IN WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

April 12, 2018

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 either no contact or only minimal physical 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.

Local coach Phil Dawson has started a club and is looking for more people to become involved.

Vale of Leven walking football club play on a Monday evening between 8pm and 9pm in the sports hall at Vale of Leven Academy, Alexandria.

Anybody interested can get in touch with Phil on 07701 312747, or by messaging the club’s social media pages. On Twitter they can be found @LomondWFC, or on Facebook by searching for ‘Vale of Leven Walking Football Club’.

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