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Enjoy a game of football with friends in one of our indoor multi-use sports halls, three outdoor grass pitches or the floodlit MUGA for 5-a-side football at Littleborough Sports Centre. Or if you are part of a team or league, Outdoor Artificial Turf Pitches (ATPs) at Heywood Sports Village provide a first class training facility for a variety of team sports. Full size and 7-a-side pitches are available (floodlit) with new team and officials changing facilities.

For more information, please contact Heywood Sports Village on 01706 924000

Walking Football

All ages and abilities are welcome to Walking Football. Sessions cover skills and games in a social, friendly environment. It’s just football at a slower pace!

Walking football is played at walking pace, with players not allowed to run. This includes with the ball or off the ball, and includes jogging. You can ‘walk’ as fast as you want and walking as described in the rules is “one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times.”

One other big difference to association or 5-a-side football is that it’s classed as non-contact sport. Although tackling is allowed, this must be done with no contact.

The threat of pain, discomfort and injury is reduced due to the combination of a slower pace and reduced contact. This allows people who have loved the sport all their lives to once again safely get back to playing. It also introduces the sport to people who perhaps have never considered playing before.

With friendly qualified coaches.

For more information, please contact 01706 926235 or email paul.gardner@link4life.org