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Whether you love footy or are just looking for a fun way to stay active, Walking Footy might be the ideal activity for you. Brought to you by SANFL and ECH, Walking Footy is a modified Australian Rules Football program created specifically for people aged 50 or over.

Played in teams of 6 people on a field the size of a basketball court, Walking Footy is designed to be a fun, inclusive and safe game with no running, tackling or bumping involved.

It’s is a great way to meet new people and incorporate exercise in your life in a social and fun way.

2021 COMPETITION SEASON

Competition season kicks off at AFL Max on Tuesday 26 October and runs every Tuesday until 30 November, from 10:00 – 12:00pm (6 weeks). All you need is a great dose of fun, athletic attire, running shoes and a drink bottle.

The cost to play is $10 per session or $50 upfront for a six-week season. Participants who registered and paid in full in 2020 will be offered a free season of competition.

Don’t miss out! Register your interest today:
sanfl.com.au/sanfl-ech-walking-footy-expression-of-interest

Is Walking Footy right for you?

SANFL and ECH Walking Footy is an inclusive game and much less physically demanding than traditional footy. It involves no tackling and is played on a smaller field, allowing people with varying fitness levels to participate.

So whether you are a budding SANFL champion or you’ve never watched a match, the game provides everyone aged 50 or over an opportunity to get involved at any level.

Walking Footy Rules

  • 6 v 6 mixed teams
  • No tackling or bumping
  • Field size 15m x 30m
  • Field split into zones – forward, midfield and back
    Midfield plays in all zones, forwards and backs restricted to respective zone and midfield
  • Only forwards can score
    Goal can only be scored by kicking. Goals can only be scored inside the forward zone
  • Ball must be touched in each zone
  • Kick, handball or throw
  • Tag for holding the ball
    Tag by touching the players back and yelling “tag”. Player has three seconds to dispose of ball after tag
  • Turnover last touch out of bounds
  • Centre ball up
    Midfield ruck contest to begin each quarter and after each score
  • Eight-minute quarters
    Two-minute quarter and four-minute half-time breaks
  • Watch this short video to see the rules in action