I recently got invited to try Walking Football by someone I used to play football with. I had heard about it and that was mainly for over 50’s so didn’t think would be able to do but at a local one there is no age restriction so after a couple of false starts (Christmas & Illness) I finally attended my first session. Leading up to it I thought how hard can it be but boy I was wrong, I know the session I attended are a bit loose on the Walking part with some jogging happening but after not kicking a football in nearly 6 years (since I ruptured my Achilles) it was hard work and strange as where used to use pace to help stretch for a ball not having that pace made it harder and a few times I ended up on the fall the same with shooting though even standing still my shooting was awful and it felt weird kicking a ball properly though still have my keeping reflexes. One thing I’ve not missed from playing football is the bruised knees which I have 2 of them now after spending a lot of time falling over.
The group was a complete mixture and very welcoming and it looking forward to the next session even though my knees and muscles ache the day after but that’s to be expected until I get used to it.