Click here to view the laws of the game by The Walking Football Association. An abridged version of the rules can be viewed below.
This revised edition of the WFA ‘Laws of the Game’ acknowledges that this unique sport is evolving and developing as it grows, but nevertheless holds fast to the basic ethos and values of the game.
To ensure all matches are played safely with full consideration of every participant’s age, gender and ability it is expected that all players, managers and club members will conduct themselves accordingly, respecting all fellow participants, including referees and other match officials. Failure to do so is likely to result in disciplinary action, including disqualification of individuals and/or clubs from WFA events.
Should any player run or jog it will usually result in an indirect free kick being awarded. The referee shall have sole interpretation on deciding what is and what isn’t walking.
The ball will be deemed dead once it has exceeded head height. Head height is defined as 1.83 metres or the height of the goal cross bar, which should not exceed 2 metres. The referee shall have sole interpretation on the ball exceeding head height.
Physical contact will be regarded as foul play. ‘Physical contact’ includes tackling, blocking, crowding, shoulder charging, pushing or barging, stepping across or obstructing an opponent to gain an advantage.
Whether or not there is any physical contact, deliberate dangerous or reckless conduct will be regarded as 'aggravated' foul play.
Note - the emphasis is on deliberate.
The referee shall have sole interpretation on deciding what is constituted as a foul.
This excludes the goalkeeper and a player commits a foul if they deliberately play the ball whilst they are on the ground (ie. having any part of their body other than their feet on the pitch).
Tape must also be used to cover any rings on those players playing Walking Football.
Most importantly we are there to enjoy the game and have fun.