Message from the Chairman of the Cheshire Walking Football Group.

It is with regret I have to inform our readers / participants that the Cheshire Walking Football Group based in Northwich will cease to function with immediate effect.

Following the retirement of our secretary, George Brady, and despite huge efforts to find a suitable replacement we have been unable to find that replacement. Additionally, health issues to other committee members have forced us into this decision to terminate this Walking Football facility.

The tournament (Summer Cup) due to be held at Northwich this coming July has been cancelled as has the annual autumn competition.

Should anyone wish to take over this established group and continue to hold walking football tournaments in Northwich I would be very happy to talk with them.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported CWFG by participating in our tournaments and extend my sincere thanks to those committee members who assisted me and in particular George Brady in making this venture the success it had become.

I hope not to lose contact with all you “walkers” and look forward to meeting you at the various competitions within the North West area.

Dave Powell



24 May 2019.

07968 395365.

Cheshire Walking Football – What Is Walking Football?

Cheshire Walking Football – you may ask what is walking football? Well it is a slow-paced version of the beautiful game, aimed at the over 50’s, and it has arrived in Cheshire. It is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle and have FUN!

Cheshire Walking Football is a “Just do it” organisation which is being driven by a small team of over 50’s players focused to promote, develop and establish the game by holding regular football festivals and leagues throughout Cheshire.

The prime aim of Cheshire Walking Football is to invite anybody who wants to participate in the game and improve their:

  • Fitness
  • Health
  • Wellbeing

You do not need football skills. The main aim is to enjoy the game, have fun and develop comradeship and a sense of belonging. So get out of the armchair, stop looking out of the window, get in touch with Cheshire Walking Football and start playing – you will be very welcome. We have players from 50 years old to 80+ years old having fun and feeling great, and here is some of the other benefits you will enjoy:

  • Improve and maintain your cardio vascular conditioning
  • Improve muscle mass
  • Reduce body fat
  • Improve posture
  • Reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases
  • Improve your quality of life

How is the game played at Cheshire Walking Football?

Most importantly, the game is all-inclusive and welcomes players at any level of fitness. You don’t have to be fit to start, the idea is that the game helps to improve your fitness and wellbeing.

Cheshire Walking Football
A Recent Tournament

A team consists of 9 players, 6 playing (including a goalkeeper) and 3 substitutes, who drop in and out of the game; maybe for a rest but also to ensure everybody gets a game.
Duration of the game is 15 minutes.
There is minimum physical contact to reduce the chance of injury.
The game has a referee and first aid facilities.
A player can play anywhere on the pitch, just follow the ball.
The team that scores the most goals wins.

Before the start of the game a warm up takes place. This helps to reduce injury when playing.
No running allowed, just walking. This drives players to use good passing skills and communication.
There is a set of FA rules that is standard for all games in Cheshire Walking Football.
The game is played with a healthy dose of fun and laughter.