Walking Football Tameside Glossop

Walking Football Tameside Glossop

Want To Play Walking Football In Tameside & Glossop – Either Competitively Or Just For Fun & Exercise?
Then Come Along To One Of Our Friendly Weekly Training Sessions, You Will be Made Very Welcome. We Are The Number 1 Club For Walking Football In The Tameside & Glossop Area. Click Here For Full Playing Venues

Non Contact Walking Football

Walking Football Tameside Glossop – Great Exercise

Walking Football Tameside Glossop is THE website for people who want to play non contact walking football in the Tameside and Glossop areas. Your local walking football team in these areas is Vintage Celtic Walking Football Club who are part of Stalybridge Celtic FC, members of the Evo-Stik Premier League.

The slowed down version of the beautiful game is for men or women over 50, who find it’s a great way to take exercise, meet new people and have a laugh at the same time. If you are under 50, then don’t think this isn’t for you. Although you will be ineligible to play in leagues and tournaments you can still attend our training sessions. See also our Non Contact Walking Football page.

For those who played either competitively, or just for fun in their younger days and thought their footballing days were over, think again. We have members 70 and over still enjoying playing either for fun, or in competitive walking football tournaments with Vintage Celtic WFC. Even if you only want to get some exercise and don’t want to play competitively then you will still get a warm welcome at our weekly sessions.

Vintage Celtic European Champions

Vintage Celtic European Champions
Back Row Left To Right: John Royal, Barry Whitmore, Stuart Downham, Ian Parker, Stuart Thomson, Barry Wood,
Simon Clark. Front Row Left To Right: Keith Whitmore, Bill Murney.

The obvious difference between walking football and conventional football is that there is no running or physical contact. In walking football running is penalised by a free kick to the opposition. If you think you are too old and out of condition to partake in walking football, why not come along and take a look at one of the Vintage Celtic WFC training sessions. Walking Football Tameside Glossop sees many players in their late 60’s and early 70’s, some with new hips, new knees and heart by passes, enjoying the weekly training sessions and tournaments.

Walking football was devised seven years ago and is now one of the most popular and fastest growing activities for men and women over 50 years of age. The great thing about walking football from an age point of view is that it brings back your youthful enthusiasm for the game. It can also be played indoors or outdoors. It gives an excellent cardiovascular workout and develops a more active lifestyle.

Inactivity is a killer and this excellent video by Dr Mike Evans sums up how important exercise is as a form of preventative medicine, especially for those of us getting on in years.

The beauty of walking football is that you can play at your own pace. Vintage Celtic WFC and Walking Football Tameside Glossop have many participants who have played football competitively in their younger days and love the thrill of doing so again but at a slower level.

Walking football is growing at a tremendous rate with many tournaments being organised and leagues being formed. Age is a state of mind and it is great to see the lads and lasses at the Walking Football Tameside Glossop sessions thinking they are back in their 20’s.

As well as competing in walking football tournaments Vintage Celtic are founder members of the Greater Manchester Over 60’s and Over 65’s Walking Football Leagues.

Walking football, as well as a good work out is extremely good fun and a good social occasion. Come along to one of the Vintage Celtic Walking Football Tameside Glossop sessions and see for yourself how it can improve your health, fitness and lifestyle and maybe have a beer with us afterwards.

For more information use the Contact Us page or phone –
Brian Coll 07785 735573

Tournament Honours

November 2017Greater Manchester Walking Football League Over 65's Cup TournamentPlate Winners
June 2017Life Leisure Stockport Walking Football TournamentWinners
May 2017Cheshire Walking Football Spring League 2017 Championship DivisionWinners
May 2017Greater Manchester Over 60's Walking Football Spring League 2017Winners
September 2016 Martin Dawson Over 60's Memorial TrophyRunners-Up
August 2016Cheshire Walking Football League Cup FestivalPlate Winners
May 2016Cheshire Walking Football Spring League 2016Runners-Up
May 2016Algarve International Walking Football CupWinners
January 2016Cheshire Walking Football Winter League 2016Runners-Up
July 2015 Frodsham Walking Football FestivalWinners
July 2015St Helens Walking Football Tournament Winners
June 2015Manchester Etihad Walking Football LeagueRunners-Up
April 2015Stalybridge Walking Football FestivalRunners-Up