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It's what it sounds like – a classic game of football where players walk instead of run. It's designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter their age and fitness and support people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age or injury.

People who play have seen many benefits: lower heart rate and blood pressure, less fat and more muscle, and better mobility. And it's not just health benefits - walking football also offers social benefits. Participants can meet new people, avoid becoming isolated and interact with individuals and small groups-This is one sporting activity that is suitable for all.

Walking football classes take place at Dawlish Leisure Centre for all levels and abilities, including beginners. All classes are included in the Jam Packed Membership or you can Pay As you Go

You can view our full list of Walking Football classes on our Teignbridge Leisure App or viewing our leisure centre timetable:

Please pre-book your class on our app our on your My Profile Account on our website. 

Reasons to try walking football.

  • Make new friends
  • Friendly & Fun
  • Great Exercise
  • Develop your skills
  • Improves your mental health and wellbeing

Basic rules of the game 

Teams can include Male and Female players. 

For a social game, then there are some points for consideration when setting your rules.

  • Teams of 5, 6 or 7 a side
  • Rolling substitutes
  • No running with or without the ball
  • 3rd running offence is a penalty to the opposing team
  • No slide tackles
  • No tacking from behind
  • No restrictions on the number of touches OR play 3-touch football
  • Ball height restriction rule: play to CROSSBAR height.
  • Size 4 or Size 5 balls
  • Players not allowed in the penalty area
  • Kick-ins not Throw-ins
  • No scoring from own half
  • The goalkeeper can throw (to height restriction) and kick at any time (in their box)
  • Pass backs are allowed
  • Respect your teammates and opponents
  • And ENJOY!

Booking your walking football class?

Ready to crush your workout? Book now! Please pre-book your activity on our app or website.

Booking privileges:  

  • Jam Packed Members - ten day booking privilege.
  • Pay As You Go Members - seven day booking privilege.

Walking football is to be booked on our Teignbridge Leisure App or your My Profile Account

Our Pay As You Go prices are available on our price list. 

When to arrive

At least 5 minutes before the class start time to get yourself set up and ready.

  • We have free centre parking for all users for up to a maximum of three hours. 
  • On arrival, please self-swipe at the self-swipe scanners - This informs our system you have attended the booked session. 

Changing facilities and lockers are available.

  • You can purchase a locker token from reception. Please note, we are only accepting card payments. No cash.

What to bring to a class

We provide all the equipment for you to enjoy a stress-free workout. There are cleaning materials available for you to clean your workout areas before and after - you can bring your own if you wish. 

What you'll need to bring

  • Lots of energy and smile.
  • A friend to laugh with, challenge each other to push a little more and motivate during those hard times.
  • A water bottle – water stations are available to refill.
  • Appropriate sportswear, for example, shorts, a t-shirt, leggings and trainers.
  • A towel – to wipe away all the stress after a fantastic workout.
  • Changing rooms and showers are available for you to use before and after your class. You can purchase a locker token from reception. Please note, we are only accepting card payments. No cash.

Cancellation policy

  1. Notice of cancellation must be given at least 4 hours before the booking; otherwise, a fee will be retained for Pay As You Go Members and applied to members' accounts at the standard price of the activity.
  2. All leisure users who fail to attend and/or cancel within 4 hours on three occasions within a 30 day period will lose their booking privileges for a month.

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