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Essex Walking Football League

The Essex Walking Football League (EWFL) is a not-for-profit community-based organisation that promotes walking football in Essex. It was founded in 2016 and currently has over 40 clubs and 1,000 players.

Walking football is a variant of the more widely-recognised small-sided football format and it is aimed at keeping people of any age involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reasons, they are not able to run.

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The rules of walking football are similar to those of five-a-side football, but with the following key differences:

  • Players must keep both feet on the ground at all times.
  • There is no tackling or physical contact.
  • The game is played on a smaller pitch than a traditional football pitch.
  • Each team has five players on the pitch at a time.

The EWFL has three divisions: Over 50s, Over 60s, and Over 65s. The season runs from September to April, with each team playing 10-12 games.

Essex Walking Football League match

The EWFL also hosts a number of tournaments throughout the year, including a county cup and a national cup.

If you are interested in playing walking football in Essex, you can find more information on the EWFL website:


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