Walking Football

Cork City Council and the FAI's Soccer Development Officer, in conjunction with UCC & Cork Sports Partnership, have launched a new FREE Walking Football Programme.


Starting on Friday 17th September, in the Mardyke Sports Grounds, this 7-week programme offers an opportunity to get back in the game or to discover the joy of soccer! It's an easy and enjoyable way for older adults to stay active, have fun and enjoy the game.

Focused mainly on men and women aged over 50, participants walk rather than run, and the game is designed to help participants increase or maintain fitness, and can add to a healthy lifestyle. Health benefits aside, the game provides participants with the opportunity to socialise with people of a similar age, and for many, they meet people who they have may have played football with or against in the past.

 Other than no running, the rules are simple and easy to follow, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.

Walking football caters for all abilities, and can be a great way for older adults to engage with a game they may have felt they would never play again.

Teams are generally five, six or seven-a-side, and the pace of the game is slower to ensure a safe environment for all who take part

 Programme Details:

  • Starts: Fri, 17th Sept
  • Venue: Mardyke Sports Grounds
  • Duration: 7 Week Programme
  • Time: Every Friday From 5-6pm
  • Cost: FREE

To register click here

For further details, contact Ray Claffey ray.claffey@fai.ie