England Captain Spencer Pratten speaks about Walking Football ahead of the upcoming Euro’s and World Cup

Walking Football will enjoy its first ever World Cup and Euro’s tournaments to be hosted in England in 2019 and 2020.

The tournaments will be the first of their kind, and represent

Walking Football will enjoy its first ever World Cup and Euro’s tournaments to be hosted in England in 2019 and 2020.

The tournaments will be the first of their kind, and represent the growth of the game from one that was very unknown amongst the general public to now enjoying it’s own global competition.

Walking Football is a redesign of one of the world’s favourite sports, adapted for people who can no longer cope with the same physical demands that 11-a-side football brings.

The adaptions include: playing on a smaller pitch with six players on each team, matches lasting 40 minutes (20 minutes a half), only having low-impact tackles, the ball cannot go above head height, and of course you cannot run or jog, you can only walk.

The sport has provided people with the opportunity to get back involved in sport at a tempo that suits them best.

Along with that though, it’s been the catalyst for people to socialise once again, providing a place for people to join in and socialise rather than being indoors.

England’s captain Spencer Pratten loves what the sport is doing for people and believes it’s only growing more and more in participation and in following as well.

Click on the video below to see our report from Chelmsford Football Club on how Walking Football is changing people’s lives for better.

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