Walking Football



Walking Football is a small-sided, low-impact, modified version of the game, suitable for all levels of ability and fitness, from people who are returning to sport after a break or those who have never played before. Walking Football aims to provide participants physical & mental health benefits, social contentedness and promotion of the benefits of ongoing physical activity.

The program will highlight the health, well-being and social benefits of regular football and offer exercise activities for older people. Football Victoria’s Walking Football program caters for individuals of all ages, with a focus on men and women aged over 55 years.


  • Matches are played with modified formats (5v5/6v6) on smaller pitches with shortened game times
  • Running is not allowed. A participant always has to have one foot on the ground.
  • It is a non-contact version of the game.
  • The ball cannot be kicked above head height.
  • There is no heading of the ball.
  • There are no ‘referees’ as such and the competitive angle is kept to a minimum.
  • The focus is on fun and making friends

FV Contacts

If you’re interested to play or your club wants to host a program, please contact: walkingfootball@footballvictoria.com.au

Or call Football Victoria on (03) 9474 1800