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Walking Football

Walking Football With PNE

* You must now book a place in advance in order to attend our Walking Football sessions on a Friday; you can do so via the link below.

Book your place on a Walking Football session

Walking Football is a slower paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over-50s; the sport is designed to help participants maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and to support those who have had to stop playing football get back into the game.

It is a non-contact sport and anyone who sprints, jogs or runs while the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team.

It doesn't matter what your ability or whether you're male or female, all over the age of 50 are welcome to join in! Throughout the game, there are plenty of breaks for stretching and water breaks and a full medical screening is advised before you take part. 

PNECET host three Walking Football sessions every week with a men's only session on a Tuesday evening, a women's only session on a Thursday evening for participants of all ages, and a mixed session for both men and women on a Friday morning, which is followed by a social hour where complimentary drinks and snacks are available over a chat with like-minded participants and PNECET staff!

All details of our sessions are listed below.

  Where? When? How much?

Every Tuesday

(Men only session, over-50s)

PNE Community Training
Centre, PlayFootball (PR2 3TX)
In the sports hall (Trainers only)

6.30pm until 7.30pm £3

Every Thursday

(Women only session,
any age)

PNE Community Training
Centre, PlayFootball (PR2 3TX)
On the 3G astro-turf pitches

7pm until 8pm £5*

Every Friday

(11am until 12 noon with a social hour thereafter)

 

PNE Community Training
Centre, PlayFootball (PR2 3TX)
On the 3G astro-turf pitches
11am until 1pm £3

* The Trust hopes to bring down the cost of the women's only session when the number of participants increases.

“There are no barriers here; it doesn’t matter about your ability, how old you are or whether you’re male or female, we are all treated the same."

Jo Harwood: Female Walking Football Participant

Since introducing the scheme in 2015, the Trust have been delighted with the popularity of the sessions with just over 50 participants taking part every week. Because of its success, Preston North End are represented in various walking football tournaments throughout the north west, including an appearance in Sport Relief's 2016 Five Live A Side fundraiser, where the group played alongside ex pros and current television pundits Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer.

Where to find our sessions?