Birtley Walking Football

55+ Walking Football with Gateshead FC Foundation

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Walking Football at Birtley Leisure Centre - over 55’s

Walking football offers a multitude of health benefits to people such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke while improving blood pressure.

Walking football also gives an often isolated section of the community the chance to become involved in something they really enjoy, make new friends, form lasting relationships with like-minded people and generally improve their social circle and overall quality of life, often making them feel less isolated and more a part of the wider community.

There are also many psychological and mental health advantages to playing walking football namely high levels of personal reward and satisfaction with reduced levels of stress and exertion while playing, despite working physically hard.

(Read our 'Five Reasons to Join Walking Football' guide).

Other sessions:

Monday 10:30 – 11:30;   Cleveland Hall - Stroke Survivors
Monday 11:30 – 12:30;   Cleveland Hall - All ages (currently fully booked)
Thursday 18:00 – 19:00;   Gateshead Int Stadium - All ages

Friday 15:30 - 16:30; Blaydon Youth and Community Centre - over 55's

Simply register your interest in attending any of these sessions by using the registration form here> and turn up to the session.

If you wish to be added to a waiting list or have any queries about any of our walking football sessions please email us at or complete the form below and we will get back to you asap regarding your query.


weekly on Thursday, starting from Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 11:00, forever
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Venue Address

Birtley Leisure Centre
Durham Rd, Birtley
Chester-le-Street DH3 2TB
United Kingdom

54.8871196, -1.5768055