Walking Football With PNE
* Walking Football is set to continue running again with the relaunch of our Friday session from May 2021, albeit in a different format in accordance with safety measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and you must now book a place in advance in order to attend.
Walking Football is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the over 50s; the sport is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age, as well as getting those back playing football who have had to stop due to injuries.
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.
PNE host weekly sessions every Friday - from 11am until 1pm, and every Tuesday from 6pm until 7pm at the Preston North End Community Training Centre.
We now also host a women's only walking football session where for £2, females of all ages can join in!
While the Tuesday and Thursday sessions are one-hour slots hosted in the sports hall, the two-hour session on a Friday caters for a 'social hour' where, after an hour of play, participants can enjoy a cup of tea and biscuits - accompanying the group’s discussion - where the activity of Preston North End on the pitch is often a topic of conversation!
(not currently running)
PNE Community Training
|6.30pm until 7.30pm||£3|
(Women only session,
PNE Community Training
|7pm until 8pm||£5*|
(11am until 12 noon with a social hour thereafter)
|PNE Community Training
Centre, PlayFootball (PR2 3TX)
On the 3G 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."
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.