Walking Footy autumn 2022 season kicks off

Walking Footy autumn 2022 season kicks off

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ECH clients are pictured as part of a modified AFL program where games do not involve running or tackling. Photo supplied.

ECH clients are pictured as part of a modified AFL program where games do not involve running or tackling. Photo supplied.

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Play AFL without having to tackle or run.

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A football program aimed at people aged over 50 allows them to play the game without having to take a mark like Modra.

Kicking off in Adelaide on April 6, Walking Footy allows participants to play the game but in a modified way so they don't have to tackle or run.

The games are played six-a-side in mixed teams and on a field the size of a basketball court.

Hosted by the South Australian National Football League and aged care provider ECH, the program has been created specifically for participants aged over 50 years.

Sporting legend and footy champion Graham Cornes OAM will umpire the first Walking Footy game of the autumn season.

Games are played at Unley Oval, Trimmer Tce, Unley, SA, every Wednesday from April 6-May 11 from 10am-11.30am, and costs $10 per week.

Sessions incorporate a warm-up and mixture of skill development followed by social games.

Participants can register and attend at any time during the six-week program.

Athletic attire, running shoes and a drink bottle are required each game.

For more information and to register, click here.

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