We came together as a group of, let’s say, older girls (ladies) to play walking football, normally, with the men in mixed sessions. This gave us the opportunity to play the game we love but for years didn’t get the chance to play. Our group now ranges in age from 26 to 63 years old, most of our players are in their 50s but we want to encourage women of all ages and abilities to join us.
Our group of women are currently playing mixed walking football on a weekly basis and there is the opportunity to play in Walking Football tournaments (Ladies and Mixed) for those that are interested. We are hoping in early 2020 to offer Ladies only recreational/walking football sessions at McDiarmid Park in Perth. Information about this will be posted on here and Facebook page in due course.
In the meantime, you can come along to meet members of our group who play mixed walking football at McDiarmid Park AstroTurf on Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm. You are welcome to just spectate to give you an idea of the sport or play at a cost of £4. Please visit the Saints in the Community website to pre-register.
Our women only sessions will be for ‘recreational football’ which is the normal game just played a slower pace. Those sessions will involve a warm-up, some coached ball control drills and a game to finish. Those who would like to play in the mixed walking football as well will be taught the relevant rules and skills.
Although the emphasis on the women’s only sessions will be for fun and fitness, those who want to play competitively will have the opportunity to play in mixed and women’s only walking football tournament at home and abroad.
Comfortably sportswear, depending on the weather conditions, leggings or shorts, sports/football top, fleece or light rain jacket. Footwear, we recommend football astroturf trainers, prices start at around £25. Normal trainers will do for your first session but if you are planning to continue then proper astroturf trainers would be advised. Shin pads are optional, not necessary, as it is meant to be a non contact sport but some individuals prefer to use them as it is hard to avoid any physical contact while challenging for the ball.