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Walking Football

Walking football is a sport that was derived from association football. It was developed with the intent to allow people who are older than 50 years of age to continue to play football and improve their overall fitness. The sport was introduced very recently in 2011 by the Chesterfield F.C. Community Trust, and has since been taken up by several other clubs.

The sport can be played both indoors and outdoors. For the indoor version of the game, a Size4 futsal ball is used, while outdoor games are played with regular Size5 balls. The field size varies from 20-40 yards in length and 15-30 yards in width.

Though the rules are based on association football, some of the major differences are:

Walking football is played only at club level. It is an invisible sport and not many people around the world know about it.


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