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  1. league National League

    Monty, The WFA is only a self proclaimed governing body for walking football. I do not recognise them as such and neither do many others. As left foot points out they are a business. I see the FA as the national governing body for football and although they are not being proactive enough at the moment in publicising what work they are doing i am happy to work closely with our county development officer as walking football continues to grow. Regarding clubs being scared to enter leagues , scared of what? Losing, physical contact, aggressive behaviour from teams. Clubs will make their choices and to suggest that some may be scared to enter is condescending. It appears to me the Mr Rice , CEO TRA walking football is running a business. He states in his interview it is now his full time job, therefore even though he may have walking football interests to heart, he will also be looking for profit. Good luck to him and all who enter, but once more the game of walking football is looking to RUN before it can WALK properly. We are still very disjointed nationally regarding laws, playing conditions etc and we should be concentrating on getting the entry level right first before looking to national and international levels. I would also like to say that if people wish to keep private their identity on forums such as this then that is their right, these forums are for open discussion and for people to debate their opinions. We will never all agree on everything apart from the fact we all love walking football!
  2. league National League

    I just see this as a money making exercise for the organiser. That may be the cynic in me but within his interview he states that walking football is now his full time job. Monty says that some clubs are ready for it and others are not, I am unsure what he means by this but some of the best run sections in the country will be some of the non competitive teams. There is room for all formats of walking football, tournaments, festivals , friendlies and local sessions but I worry that introducing cash prizes is the wrong way to go. Grimsby Corinthians will not be entering, it is not for us and that is a team that includes a number of FA Peoples Cup Winners and whi are currently over 60s LinxWF champions so we do like competitive walking football at times, but we never lose sight of the fact that the most important sessions are the fully inclusive ones run by our partners Lincs Inspire, who look after leisure services for our local council. (Interesting comparison to TRA sessions 5 pounds for 30 mins to Lincs Inspire 2 pounds for 60 mins.) To those that enter all the best, interestingly it does throw them into direct competition with the WFA tournaments who are also looking to expand in similar areas.
  3. FA Walking Football Laws Of The Game Quiz 1

    Come on guys (and gals) I cant be the only 'girly swot'!!!!
  4. FA Walking Football Laws Of The Game Quiz 1

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 100/100 My Time 107 seconds  
  5. You are the Referee

    running to get in position and running with the ball. IMHO.
  6. league National League

    Does playing for a cash prize mean players could potentially lose amateur status such as golf with hole in one prizes?
  7. ask john croot Unsupervised Leisure Centre Sessions

    Brianrod, sorry to hear about your experiences. Seek out other venues in your area to get your walking football fix. I am sure you must be able to find a suitable club.
  8. Can you tackle in walking football

    Let me be clear on my position. I do not promote the use of force in tackles in walking football. Wiltshire you are right that a player should be able to receive a ball without worry of being tackled from behind, however whether it be minimal or no contact rules I am afraid that you will still have players making careless, reckless or excessive force challenges from behind. For those that advocate no contact then make it no contact, don't be accepting of any contact whatsoever. What sort of a game would that be? Very safe but not allowing those that played defensively for many years the enjoyment of taking the ball from an opponent by way of a tackle that is not careless, reckless or uses excessive force. You will never, in my opinion, stop contact during a game of walking football played either under FA or WFA laws. However by proper use of either set of laws the bullies and thugs can be driven out of the game. Alan, the person responsible for a challenge being reckless or excessive is two fold in my eyes. The person making the challenge, (they make a choice to commit to that type of challenge) and then secondly the match referee who by administering the laws of the game will apply the necessary sanctions for an offence of reckless or excessive force. Playslowplayfairplaywell a good mantra for all walking footballers
  9. Over 50s league concludes tonight but the over 60s finished their fixtures this afternoon. Grimsby Corinthians needed just one point to clinch the title but Welton Imp could catch them if they slipped up. Unfortunately for Welton Grimsby were first up against a depleted Spilsby Strollers side and ran out easy winners to take the title. Welton and Stamford played out a very good tight game which saw Stamford take victory in a great advert for walking football. This meant that Grimsby Corinthians could go through the league programme if they win their final game against Welton Imp. Welton fought strongly against Grimsby and ran out winners with a 4-2 scoreline inflicting Corinthians only defeat. I refereed 3 weeks out of 4 and on the whole found it an enjoyable experience. I tried to clamp down on running and I feel that the message is getting through. Players tackled carefully and responsibly overall, but again learned lessons that you cannot commit those niggly tackles from behind. Very little dissent and none of it prolonged. One or two blue cards issued and no reds. Well done players. I hope LinxWF feel that the league's have been a success and introduce another in the new year. Room for some subtle changes but overall it has been fun. Congratulations to all involved , Sophie from LinxWF, all the clubs involved, my fellow referees and most of all to Grimsby Corinthians, Champions in their very first competition.
  10. Can you tackle in walking football

    And not in a careless or reckless manner and certainly NOT with excessive force. Upper body contact should not be forceful in any way either.
  11. Greater Manchester WF League - Autumn

    Great to hear that yet another walking football comp is being well received. However I feel the need to comment about non contact and it being easier for referees to penalise. Your support for no contact , in my opinion, is flawed as soon as you mention that it actually means some contact! I am currently officiating in the LinxWF over 60s walking football league being played under FA Walking Football laws. I find it easy to penalise offenders using the careless, reckless and excessive force headings. We are having very few reckless challenges, no excessive force so far, but a number of careless. I class careless as use of upper body pressure, hands onto opposing players , any challenge at from behind. The players are getting used to this and adapting accordingly. We can get this right, there is room for defenders in this game as well. Great to discuss things and share opinions.

    Walking Football fits very well with the FA under the recreational football group, alongside futsal and small sided soccer. The FA rules are suitable when applied properly. But yes they do need some amendment's. In my opinion the FA do have thoughts about how best to develop the game but frustratingly they are not very forthcoming with communication. I believe they are currently re visiting the affiliation issue, looking at what is currently being offered and trying to develop a bespoke package suitable for walking footballers.

    Perhaps we should ask John Croot? But in any case the national governing body for football (which includes walking football) is the Football Association , the FA.
  14. Walking Fooball at Chester le Street Town FC

    Great that you are enjoying your sessions, but you need to slow down. It is not walking football that I am seeing but a game of veterans 5 a side. Sorry to be critical but if I were refereeing then there would be a lot of whistle blowing for speed. Have a look at the FA Laws for walking football as well, think about keeping players out of the goal area and also keep the ball below head height. Walking Football is still a very enjoyable game when played with these laws. Keep enjoying but Play slow, play fair, play well.