Walking Football

Walking football participants share their experiences.




Additional Information


Prior to attending a walking football session, please complete the forms below. (Note: these forms can either be completed prior to attending a session or we will have blank forms available to complete at the beginning of each session).


Registration Form >





Cleveland Hall, Old Lyndhurst School, Easedale Gardens, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 6TA


Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead NE10 0EF


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



Please Note


Could we please request that participants arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.



Thanks to funding from The @FA and @Sport_England through the @footballfoundtn we’ve been awarded a grant to help us with these walking football sessions.


Also, thanks to Gateshead council and the National League Trust for their help in setting up these sessions.



Free Walking Football Sessions


There will be no walking football at Cleveland hall on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August due to the facilities being unavailable. 


The sessions at Birtley, Chopwell and the Stadium will go-ahead as normal.


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).

Why not give it a try at one of our sessions:

Monday 10:30 – 11:30;   Cleveland Hall - Stroke Survivors
Monday 11:30 – 12:30;   Cleveland Hall - All ages (currently fully booked)

Thursday 11:00 -12:00;   Birtley Leisure Centre - over 55’s
Thursday 18:00 – 19:00;   Gateshead Int Stadium - All ages

Friday 10:00 - 11:30;   Chopwell Woods from - All ages (8th July) (field next to main car park)


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.


Please note that from May 2022, the walking football sessions at the GIS will be moved back outside to the 3G pitches behind the stadium.



Walking Football Registration >


Walking Football Leaflet >