Welcome to Madeira Walking Football

What is Walking Football?

Walking Football is a team sport for those who want to stay active in older age.

Walking Football is a slower version of the standard game with specific rules where you walk instead of run, it is aimed at gentlemen aged 50 + and ladies of any age, regardless of their footballing ability, shape or size.

It is designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter age and fitness level, support people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age or injury, meet new people and have fun.

  • Discover the sport of football for the elderly

    João Castelo-Branco went to East London to show how Walking Football is and the impact it is having on those who participate, football where the player cannot run. 2017 report…

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  • MWF Featured on WFA

    The Walking Football Association WFA, the governing body for Walking Football in England, published on their newsletter https://thewfa.co.uk/ the following: Featured Club: Madeira Walking Football, A New Way Towards Improving…

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  • Undefeatable Walking Football Team

    Stuart Langworthy, The Walking Football Association England Coach runs the first virtual walking football coaching sessions.

  • Madeira Walking Football MWF session

    Madeira Walking Football MWF session at Centro Desportivo da Madeira in Ribeira Brava (Madeira, Portugal) Video by Pauline Lillistone

  • Rules & Regulations

    Walking Football is a growing sport and sessions are currently taking part in all corners of the European community. As the sport grows to include more events and festivals, Football…

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  • MWF Madeira Walking Football and USRB Universidade Sénior Ribeira Brava

    Our first game #walkingfootball with MWF Madeira Walking Football and USRB Universidade Sénior Ribeira Brava at Estádio Municipal da Ribeira Brava. #MWF #walkingfootball #madeirawalkingfootball #USRB #Madeira

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The Rules

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The Benefits

Click here to know more about The Benefits of Walking Football.

Known as the “island of eternal springMadeira’s subtropical climate makes it a great destination to visit all year round. Given Madeira’s diverse landscape, it has quite dramatic micro-climates which means that you are never far away from sunshine, wherever you are on the island.

If somebody had told me 20 years ago that at the age of 60 I would be playing competitive football, I would have laughed at them. Here I am living the dream with a gang of new friends.

Stuart Greaves, 60

Madeira Walking Football