One of the great things about sport is that it can be played at any level, from the professionals that you see on the TV down to the teams playing on the local park or leisure centre. One thing that has helped more people get involved in sport is the adaptation of the rules, making sport accessible for all.
One of the main ways that sport has become more accessible has been through the increase in walking sports. Many widely recognised sports now have successful walking variations, such as Football, Netball and Cricket. These sports allow people who may not be able to play the full speed version to still play the traditional game, but at a slower pace. Walking sports still offer both casual and competitive sessions dependent on your ‘inner winner’ and are now part of the bigger sports associations. You can look up walking sports on our directory to find some local opportunities, or check out some information regarding the more recognised walking sports below.
Walking Basketball is a walking version of the running game we know and love! Whilst our focus is on those that may struggle to participate in regular basketball. Walking Basketball is suitable for all ages, sizes and abilities. For individuals or groups, Walking Basketball can deliver a safe, fun and fitness boosting experience.
Walking Football Association
The Walking Football Association aims to raise the profile of Walking Football in England as a unique amateur sport. To promote participation in the sport, in doing so, inspiring activity, seeking to have an impact on physical and mental wellbeing and maintaining a high standard of competitive play.
Walking Netball is a slower version of the game we all love; it is netball, but at a walking pace. Walking Netball has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level. From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, Walking Netball really is for everyone.
Walking hockey is exactly as the name suggests- you play hockey walking. Increasing in popularity, its perfect for the players who are looking for a less physically demanding version of the game.