Walking Football Week

Norfolk FA Walking Football Week

We are launching a week of Walking Football highlights to raise the profile of Walking Football in our County.

Norfolk FA Walking Football Week

We are launching a week of Walking Football highlights to raise the profile of Walking Football in our County, running from Monday 18th February – Sunday 24th February.

Walking Football is growing fast and we want more and more people to get involved with this adapted version of our beautiful game. The week will aim to highlight the opportunities, benefits and current activities happening around Walking football in Norfolk.

Monday 18th February - Walking Football Referee Workshop – We are holding a workshop for aspiring walking football referees who want to brush up on their knowledge of Walking Football. The workshop will include an hour of classroom work which will cover the new Walking Football Laws of the Game. Following this, the group will go outside for an hour of practical whereby you will be able to apply what you have learnt in the classroom on the pitch. A final half an hour will be spent in the classroom discussing learnings from the afternoon.

The Workshop will cost £10 and will be tutored by Richard Glynne-Jones, The FA’s National Referee Manager, and co-tutored by David Robinson, Norfolk FA Referee Development Officer. If you would like to book onto the workshop, please click here.

Tuesday 19th February – Walking Football Success Story – We will be sharing a Walking Football success story to show the benefits of this new format of the game.

Wednesday 20th February – Where can you play? We will be promoting all of the walking football sessions that currently take place in Norfolk and sharing details of how you can get involved.

Thursday 21st February – Want to set up your own Walking Football session? We will let you know what help/funding there is out there to set up your own walking football group!

Saturday 23rd February – The FA People’s Cup is the largest small-sided football competition in the Country. The Cup consists of 15 different categories, one of these being Walking Football! The FA People’s Cup (Walking Football category) first round will be held at The FDC, Bowthorpe. After the first round across the weekend of 23-24 February, teams who progress will head into the semi-finals across the weekend of Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2019 at 12 regional venues. The title will be dished out at St. George’s Park during the grand Finals Days on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019.

Fancy taking part? To book a place for your team to enter into the Walking Football People’s Cup, please click here.

For more information on Walking Football and how you can get involved, please contact Senior Football Development Officer (Inclusion), Rachel Cossey, via Rachel.Cossey@NorfolkFA.com