Walking Football and Supervets – Cambridge United Foundation

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Walking football is a growing sport suitable for people of any level of fitness or experience. Cambridge United Foundation run weekly sessions for people aged 50 and over. They also run Supervets, which is faster than Walking Football but not as fast as a regular football game.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • There is a proven link between exercise and improved quality of life;
  • It is a group activity and a great way to meet new people;
  • Players frequently comment on the importance of the community and friendships that result from taking part.

“It has been great just to kick a ball about again, quite apart from helping me to get fitter than I’ve been for decades.” John, 69

What to expect 

Walking football follows the same rules as standard football except that players are not allowed to run. This makes the game much more focused on teamwork and skill and less reliant on physical elements such as speed and stamina. These small changes make it slower paced and accessible to all regardless of age, health and ability. You don’t need to be fit or have played football before to take part, though you are advised to take it easy to start with until your fitness levels improve. Teams are supportive and welcoming, and everyone can have a go – if you can walk, you can play!

If you prefer a slightly faster game to walking football where you are still allowed to run around the pitch then Supervets may be a good fit for you.

More information

Walking football sessions are held weekly at the Abbey Leisure Astro on Thursday mornings. Supervets sessions are held weekly on the Abbey Leisure Astro on Tuesday evenings. There is parking available at the Abbey Leisure Centre.

Book your place on the Official Soccer Schools website. To find out more, email [email protected]

There are also sessions held at Bar Hill Astro and Milton Community Centre. For more information on these sessions visit the How Are You South Cambs website.

Cambridge United run a range of other activities for people aged over 50, including a seniors’ lunch, afternoon tea, community café, wellbeing walk, strength and balance classes and a dementia café. For more information visit the Forever United page.

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There is a small charge per session. You can book a whole month at a time or just pay for one-off sessions.

How to contact

Where to go

Abbey Leisure Complex
Whitehill Road
Cambridge CB5 8NT

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