Walking Football: Copeland Network

Welcome to west Cumbria's fastest growing (but not fastest moving) sport. Walking football is about making friends, getting some exercise, having fun, and most importantly, not running! It's a sport for older people of all abilities and footballing backgrounds, and we welcome all genders into mixed sessions. Sessions also welcome members of younger ages for whom full paced football is just not viable. Local teams are led by independent volunteers and club affiliations.

Age UK West Cumbria do not coordinate teams but support and promote the sport where possible. Local partners include Millom Network Centre, Millom Rugby League Club, the Cumberland FA and Active Cumbria.

Local teams, details and contacts

Whitehaven: Fridays at 10am, Whitehaven Amateurs Football club. Contact Nigel on 07518793752 

Cleator Moor Activity Centre. Mondays at 5pm. Contact Alan (Age UK Link) on 07716004155 

Millom Rugby League Club. Sundays at 11am. Contact Mike on 07840012424/ 07703596244

Mirehouse: Thursday at 10.30am. St Benedicts RFC Astro pitch. Contact Richard on 07740089033


Different sessions may charge an entry fee/ suggested donation to attend- please ask the contact for more information.

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Additional needs catered for:
Hearing impairment friendly
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
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