Walking football is a popular, and growing, format of the game

Walking Football

A slow-paced version of the beautiful game

Think your playing days are over? Think again...

Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle irrespective of their age, as well as getting those back playing football who perhaps had to stop due to injuries. 

Full Description Of Walking Football
• Small Sided
• Non-Contact
• No sudden changes of direction
• Relies on good positioning and control rather than physical attributes
• Ideal for those wanting to keep fit and healthy through the country’s most popular sport• Become increasingly popular over the last few years
• There will be a session near you who will be keen to welcome you along
• Use the map/list below to find your local session
• If you have a group of people who want to start their own walking football session, contact Development@SussexFa.com
Laws of the game are attached at the bottom

The small sided version of the beautiful game has grown in popularity in Sussex over the last few years with sessions all across the county. The game is non-contact and is played at a slower pace to reduce the risk of injury. The emphasis is on intelligent positioning and ball control rather than physical attributes. There are plenty of variations of the game using different numbers of players and restrictions on the amount of touches, however due to the increased popularity, The FA have created a Walking Football Laws of the Game which are attached at the bottom of this page.

If you are keen to join a session, use the map/list below to find your local one. With 26 sessions in Sussex, there is a good chance you will not have to travel far to find your local Walking Football Club. If you have a group who are keen to start a new session, then contact Development@SussexFA.com and we can support you with this. 
It can be mixed sex football, if there is demand, as it is unaffiliated (not formal, ‘league’ football) but Sussex County FA encourages centres / facilitators to provide female only sessions where required.
Play the game you love but reduce the chances of injury. It's a great way to keep fit, learn skills, have fun and socialise all at the same time!

The following centres have confirmed that Walking Football activities are or will be taking place:

Bexhill - Bexhill Leisure Centre, Down Road, Bexhill, TN39 4HS
Tuesdays 9:45am-10:45am – NB From 1st September time will be Tuesdays from 9.15am-10.45am.
Bexhill Leisure Centre
T: 01424 731171
E: bexhillcentreenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk

Bognor Regis Boulders - Nywood Lane, Bognor Regis Town FC
Bognor Regis Boulders train on grass at Nywood Lane (home of Bognor Regis Football Club) every Monday evening between 6.30pm to 7.45om under floodlights. An alternitive used for inclement weather is The Arena, Westloats Lane, Bognor Regis, PO21 5JD. All players of any ability and gender are welcome and the cost per each session is £3.
T: 07838 382696
E: mia@brtfc.co.uk

Brighton - Moulsecoomb Leisure Centre
Sessions are held on Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at a cost of £2.50 per person. There is an option to socialise afterwards with a cup of tea or coffee in the onsite café. Activity takes place indoors in a sports hall, so appropriate non-slip footwear should be worn.
Jobe Berrington
T: 01273 622266
E: brightonwfc:mail.com

Brighton - Preston Park (near the Café), Preston Road, Brighton BN1 6SD
Sessions are held on Sundays from 11.00am - 1.00pm and are facilitated by Brighton & Hove Dolphins Walking Football Club. Contact the club via e-mail below or visit their website: www.brightonwfc.com.
Brighton & Hove Dolphins Walking Football Club
E: brightonwfc@mail.com

Burwash - Swan Meadow Playing Field and Burwash Common & Weald Memorial Playing Field
Burwash Over 50's Walking Football Group currently meet Tuesday evenings from 7pm for an hour or so. On the first, third and fifth (when there is one) Tuesday of each month the session takes place at Swan Meadow Playing Field, Burwash TN19 7ER. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month the session will take place at Burwash Common & Weald Memorial Playing Field, Burwash Common TN19 7NA.
Steve Mintram
E: steve.mintram@btinternet.com (please contact before first attendance in case of any change in plans).

Chichester - Everyone Active Bourne Leisure Centre, Park Road, Southbourne, PO10 8PG
Drop in sessions take place every Sunday 4:30pm till 5:30pm at a cost of £4 per person.
T: 03330 050397

Chichester - Everyone Active Westgate Leisure Centre, Via Ravenna, Chichester, PO19 1RJ
Drop in sessions take place every Tuesday 1:30pm till 2:30pm at a cost of £3 per person.
T: 03330 050396

Crawley - K2 Leisure Centre
Mondays 6:00pm till 7:00pm  in the main sports hall or 3G pitch (depending on time of year) at a cost of £2.10. Wednesdays 12:00 noon till 1:00pm in the main sports hall all-year round, also at a cost of £2.10 per week.
Dave Downey
T: 01293 585300

Crawley - Crawley Town Football Club, Checkatrade.com Stadium
Crawley Town Community Foundation delivers Walking Football sessions every Friday between 12:00pm - 1:00pm on the Checkatrade.com Stadium astro-turf (opposite Redz Bar) and cost is just £3 per person. Participants should bring a drink of water, comfortable clothing and footwear for an artificial turf football pitch. There is no need to reserve a place, just turn up on the day.
Amy Fazackerley, Community Development Co-ordinator
T: 01293 410 000
E: AmyFazackerley@CrawleyTownFC.com

Eastbourne - Shinewater Sports & Community Centre, Milfoil Drive, BN23 8ED
In conjunction with AGE UK, Eastbourne Borough Council and Eastbourne Borough Football Club.
The session started in Nov 2016 and was extended in January 2017 due to the increase in players. The session welcomes, all playing abilities.
Shinewater Sports & Community Centre
T: 01323 768614
E: Cameron.Grant@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk

Eastbourne - Eastbourne Sports Park, Cross Levels Way, BN21 2UF
Fridays 7:30pm till 9:00pm in the sports hall, £3.00 per session. The session gives players who are not available during the day the chance to participate - all playing abilities welcome.
Jack Findon
T: 01323 649214
E: jack.findon@eastbourne.gov.uk

Eastbourne - Eastbourne Borough FC, Priory Lane, BN23 7QH
Eastbourne Borough Walking Football Club play Monday and Thursday mornings from 10:00am till 12:00 noon on the main 3G pitch.  All are welcome to play for fitness, fun and competitive practice with qualified referees. Cost: £2.00 per hour.  We also hold coaching sessions on Tuesdays from 09:30am to 11:00am for those interested in training for competitive play.
Dave Blackledge, Secretary, Eastbourne Borough Walking Football Club
T: 07802 214664
E: Dblackledge@sky.com
W: www.eastbourneboroughwalkingfootballclub.com

Felpham - Inspire Leisure Centre, Felpham Way
Sessions held in the Inspire Leisure Sports Hall with the first two sessions FREE. 6:00pm till 7:00pm. Price for members is £3.75 and non-members £5.55. Places are limited so booking is required.
Inspire Leisure Centre Reception 
T: 01243 826612

Ford - Ford Airfield, Rollaston Park, Ford, Arundel, BN18 0HY
Introductory Walking Football Course, Thursday’s 10:00am till 11:00am from 2nd February 2017 for eight weeks. Course is free as it is designed to get people active so is subsidised by Public Health. A qualified Instructor and equipment provided on inside 3G pitch, the instructor will give you the knowledge to develop your technique and skill within this sport. Booking is essential so please use contact details below. For further information visit: http://arun.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk/
Tom Howell - Wellbeing Activity Coordinator
T: 01903 737945
E: tom.howell@arun.gov.uk

Hastings - Alexandra Park (Multi Use Games Area)
Hastings Borough Council is running sessions for fourteen weeks starting Monday 8th September 2014, 6:00pm till 7:00pm at a cost of £1 per session.
Alan Foster
T: 01424 451051

Heathfield Leisure Centre - Freedom Leisure
Tuesday 7:30pm-8:30pm, £4 per session and all equipment provided. The chaps run their own sessions, with alternating referees if the participation numbers are odd. They also arrange fixtures with nearby walking football groups for future interests. They currently average around 10-14 participants a session, however the guys are very keen to increase the numbers. They have also had enquiries from the Wealden District council regarding potential female participants so the interest is present.
Freedom Leisure
E: heathfieldenquiries@freedom-leisure.co.uk

Horsham - The Holbrook Club, North Heath Lane
Warm-up and training exercise followed by 5-a-side game of twenty-minute halves played on the new 3G pitches every Thursday at 10am. After playing, players are welcomed in to the main pavilion for a slice of cake and tea or coffee included in the price. Each session is charged at £5 per person with loyalty point rewards which include a free session after every fifth session.
Connor Howard
T: 01403 751150
E: Connor.Howard@theholbrookclub.co.uk

Hove - King Alfred Leisure Centre
Walk Tall Football sessions are designed for people with a chronic health condition. 
30 minutes of strength and balance exercises followed by 30 minutes of walking football. 
Sessions take place on Monday 12pm - 1pm.
Albion in the Community
T: 01273 668591

Lancing - Sussex County FA & Impulse Leisure
Sunday mornings: 8.30am - 10.00am at Sussex County FA, Culver Road, Lancing 3G Artificial Turf Pitch.
Some sessions are held at Lancing Manor so please check the website for specific details.
Each session is £3. Visit website: http://lancingwalkingfootball.weebly.com/
Andy Brook
T: 07875 627153
E: andy@northlancing.org

Midhurst - Everyone Active The Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, GU29 9HD
Sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons 3:30pm till 4:30pm. Each session is £4. Booking is essential via the contact details below. 
Mark Sills
T: 03330 050398
E: marksills@everyoneactive.com

Seaford - Downs Leisure Centre
Weekly sessions being held each Wednesday morning, beginners 9am till 10am and regulars 10am till 12noon. Please wear non-slip footwear for an indoor sports hall.
Becky Allen
T: 01323 490011

Shipley - Renches Lane
Sessions taking place every Tuesday 10:00am till 12:00pm, with tea and a biscuit! The session is outside on grass so appropriate footwear for a grass surface is advisable. Sessions facilitated by Hills Farm Lane Football Club, the sessions are held at: Renches Lane, off the A272, West Chiltington Lane, Near Shipley, West Sussex, RH13 8GB - the postcode is an approximation but watch out for the flags at the end of the lane, the ground is also the home pitch for TD Shipley.
Phil Gibbs
T: 07786 070939
E: philipgibbs669@gmail.com

Uckfield - Freedom Leisure, Downsview Crescent, TN22 3DJ
Sessions are held every Thursday from 5:30pm till 6:30pm. They are held in a sports hall so wear non-marking footwear for an indoor sports court. All equipment supplied. So just turn up and play. Bring water and £3.20 entrance fee.
Natasha Brown
T: 01825 761160
E: natasha.brown@freedom-leisure.co.uk

Worthing - Worthing Leisure Centre
On Tuesdays 9am till 10am Beginners Walking Football, 10:15am till 11:15am 50+ Walking Football Games, 11:30am till 12:30pm 50+ Walking Football Conditioned Games and 12:45pm till 1:45pm Vets Football.
On Wednesdays 9am till 10am Walking Football Fitness (Moderate/Intense). 10:15am till 11:15am 65+ Walking Football Conditioned Games, 11:30am till 12:30pm Walking Football Fitness (Easy/Moderate) and 12:45pm till 1:45pm 65+ Walking Football Conditioned Games.
On Fridays 6pm till 7pm Walking Football Games.
Also run monthly leagues or tournaments for 50+ and 65+ on Mondays 10am till 1:15pm.
Visit website: http://www.southdownsleisure.co.uk/adult-classes-sports-activities/football-centre/ 
01903 905050
E: WalkingFootball@SouthDownsLeisure.co.uk