Walking football is a variant of association football that is aimed at keeping people aged over 50 involved with football if, due to a lack of mobility or for other reason, they are not able to play the traditional game. The sport can be played both indoors and outdoors. Walking football was devised, during 2011, by the Chesterfield F.C. Community Trust. Coverage of a session on Sky Sports News and a documentary aired on Sky Sports Football in October 2017, led to several other clubs taking up this version of the game. It has since become a current craze.
Though based on association football, the key difference in the rules, from standard football, is that if a player runs then they concede a free kick to the other side. This restriction, together with a ban on slide tackles, is aimed both at avoiding injuries and facilitating the playing of the sport by those who are physically disadvantaged. The manner in which the sport is played promotes cardiovascular fitness whilst producing the least stress on the body. It also helps participants maintain an active lifestyle. In walking football the game was originally played without goalkeepers (though goalkeepers now play in some variations) and, crucially, the ball must never be kicked above hip height. Different footballs are used in the indoor and the outdoor variations of the sport. When played indoors, a size 4 futsal ball is used. Outdoor games involve a traditional football. The size of the pitch can vary to suit different locations. The length should be from 20 to 40 yards and the width between 15 and 30 yards.
Armthorpe is a village and civil parish which forms the eastern edge of the Doncaster urban sprawl within the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a population of 12,630, increasing to 14,457 at the 2011 Census.Bobby Charlton
Sir Robert Charlton (born 11 October 1937) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, and was a member of the England team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or. He played almost all of his club football at Manchester United, where he became renowned for his attacking instincts, his passing abilities from midfield and his ferocious long-range shot, as well as his fitness and stamina. He was cautioned only twice in his career; once against Argentina in the 1966 World Cup, and once in a league match against Chelsea. His elder brother Jack, who was also in the World Cup-winning team, is a former defender for Leeds United and international manager.
Born in Ashington, Northumberland, Charlton made his debut for the Manchester United first-team in 1956, and over the next two seasons gained a regular place in the team, during which time he survived the Munich air disaster of 1958 after being rescued by Harry Gregg. After helping United to win the Football League First Division in 1965, he won another First Division title with United in 1967. In 1968, he captained the Manchester United team that won the European Cup, scoring two goals in the final to help them become the first English club to win the competition. He is United's second all-time leading goal scorer (249), being surpassed by Wayne Rooney, and held the distinction of being England's all-time top goal scorer (49) from May 1968 to September 2015, when again Rooney surpassed his record. Charlton held the record for most appearances for Manchester United (758), before being surpassed by Ryan Giggs in the 2008 UEFA Champions League Final.He was named in the England squad for four World Cups (1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970), though did not play in the first. At the time of his retirement from the England team in 1970, he was the nation's most capped player, having turned out 106 times at the highest level. This record has since been surpassed by Bobby Moore and Peter Shilton.
He left Manchester United to become manager of Preston North End for the 1973–74 season. He changed to player-manager the following season. He next accepted a post as a director with Wigan Athletic, then became a member of Manchester United's board of directors in 1984 and remains one as of the 2018–19 season.Chandler School
Chandler School is an independent, co-ed day school for students in kindergarten through grade eight located in Pasadena, California United States, founded in 1950. School enrollment is 450 students. The 4.5-acre (1.8 ha) campus overlooks the Pasadena Rose Bowl and the Arroyo Seco.Collingham F.C. (Nottinghamshire)
Collingham F.C. are an English football club based in Collingham, Nottinghamshire. The club play in the Central Midlands North Division.Contact sport
Contact sports are sports that emphasize or require physical contact between players. Some sports, such as mixed martial arts, are scored on impacting an opponent, while others, including rugby, require tackling of players. These sports are often known as full-contact, as the sport cannot be undertaken without contact. Other sports have contact, but such events are illegal under the rules of the game or are accidental and do not form part of the sport.
The contact in contact sports can also include impact via a piece of sporting equipment, such as being struck by a hockey stick or football. Non-contact sports are those where participants should have no possible means of touching, such as sprinting, swimming, darts or snooker, where players use separate lanes or take turns of play. Consideration should also be given to other sports such as Moto-cross and Bicycle Moto-cross (BMX) and cycling which all involve riding/racing in packs of riders. This often results in brushing and bumping off other riders.FA People's Cup
The FA People's Cup is an annual English association football tournament organised by The Football Association. The first installment of the tournament, ran in partnership with the British Broadcasting Corporation's "Get Inspired" campaign took place in 2015.The tournament is open to any football player over the age of 16 and is technically made up of 15 separate tournaments with 15 finals. Categories include male, female, disability (separate tournaments for men and women) and futsal. The finals are played at St George's Park National Football Centre near Burton-on-Trent. The winners of each cup get tickets to that season's FA Cup Final.WinnersGumberoo
The Gumberoo is a mythical creature in American lumberjack culture. It was said to be larger than a bear and resemble a walking football, with a tough, shiny, black hide that nothing could pierce. The only way to kill it was said to be fire, which caused the creatures to explode.Kings Hill
Kings Hill is a civil parish in the Borough of Tonbridge and Malling in Kent, England. It is one of several new villages built in Kent since the 1950s (other examples including Vigo and New Ash Green). Development started in 1989 near West Malling, on land previously occupied by RAF West Malling. The plan was for a multi-purpose site of both residential and office/business space. The ultimate aim is to have some 2750 homes and 2 million square feet (186,000 m²) of commercial properties.
Parts of the 2007 Channel 4 drama series Cape Wrath were shot in the village.L'Ancresse
L'Ancresse is an area in the Vale, Guernsey, comprising a common and several beaches covering 737 Vergées (298 acres).List of Still Game episodes
The following is an episode list for Still Game. The first series began on September 6, 2002 and its eighth series started on BBC One on March 8, 2018. Its ninth and final series was shown on the new BBC Scotland channel.
In the first three series the episode titles were all Scots words that were related to the episode. This was changed to standard English titles for Series 4, so that the national audience could understand the titles.List of types of football
This is a list of various types of football, most variations found as gridiron, rugby, association football.Mark Mazower
Mark Mazower (; born 20 February 1958) is a British historian. His expertise is Greece, the Balkans and, more generally, 20th-century Europe. He is currently a professor of history at Columbia University in New York City.Midhurst
Midhurst () is a market town, parish and civil parish in West Sussex, England. It lies on the River Rother 20 miles (32 km) inland from the English Channel, and 12 miles (19 km) north of the county town of Chichester.
The name Midhurst was first recorded in 1186 as Middeherst, meaning "Middle wooded hill", or "(place) among the wooded hills". It derives from the Old English words midd (adjective) or mid (preposition), meaning "in the middle", plus hyrst, "a wooded hill".The Norman St. Ann's Castle dates from about 1120, although the foundations are all that can now be seen. The castle, the parish church of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Denis, together with South Pond, the former fish-pond for the castle, are the only three structures left from this early period. The parish church is the oldest building in Midhurst. Just across the River Rother, in the parish of Easebourne, is the ruin of the Tudor Cowdray House.Mike Lester (footballer)
Michael Lester (born 4 August 1954) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender/midfielder. He made 381 appearances most at Scunthorpe from 1983 to 1986 with 106 appearances.
Lester played in the North American Soccer League with the Washington Diplomats, and was involved in an altercation with Pelé during his last appearance for the New York Cosmos in Washington.
Mike now lives in Spain. When he's sober, he plays for Valencia over 70's walking football team.Outline of association football
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to association football:
Association football – sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. At the turn of the 21st century, the game was played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport. More commonly known as football or soccer.Peter Doherty (footballer)
Peter Dermot Doherty (5 June 1913 – 6 April 1990) was a Northern Ireland international footballer and manager who played for several clubs, including Manchester City and Doncaster Rovers.
An inside left, he was one of the top players of his time, winning a league title with Manchester City, an F.A. Cup final with Derby County in which he scored, and gained 16 caps for Ireland. His later career saw him as the central figure as player and manager during Doncaster Rovers most successful era. At the same time he managed Northern Ireland, leading them to their most successful achievement reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup in 1958. He was in the first group of 22 players to be inducted into the English Football Players Hall of Fame.Risborough Rangers F.C.
Risborough Rangers Football Club are a football club based in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England. They are members of the Hellenic League Division One East. Their Reserve team play in the Hellenic League Division Two East.West Wight Sports Centre
West Wight Sports and Community Centre is a registered charity (reg number 273334) providing sports, health and fitness to the West Wight and beyond. Based in Moa place, Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight, the sports and community centre has swimming pools, sports hall, gym, cafe, meeting rooms, exercise classes, community kitchen, IT suite, hair salon, hydrotherapy and lots more. It hosts numerous events including the Needles XC Half Marathon, Solent Swim and Needles Swim as well as its ordinary functions.
The History of the West Wight Sports and Community Centre is a story of real community spirit, triumph over adversity and sheer determination. It is the efforts of those people that have left the legacy of the sports centre which has become an integral part of the West Wight way of life and will do for generations to come.
It employs more than 50 full and part-time staff making it one of the largest employers in the West Wight. It is also a stop off station for events including the Randonnee.
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