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 and ladies aged 50+, 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.

  • Madeira Walking Football – The Journey 1

    Madeira Walking Football – The Journey 1

    The Journey and Madeira Walking Football by Phill Bellamy After the many years of friendship and visits, the bond between Don Amaro, Wil de Jong and myself (Phill Bellamy) has…

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  • MWF Madeira Walking Football and USRB Universidade Sénior Ribeira Brava

    MWF Madeira Walking Football and USRB Universidade Sénior Ribeira Brava

    Walking Football … A New Way Towards Health and Fitness Even before the start of the new school year, today the USRB and the Madeira Walking Football Association took the…

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  • Madeira Walking Football

    Madeira Walking Football

    Are you a gent or lady looking to get and stay fit and healthy in later years, then why not consider taking part in a sport growing faster than any…

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  • Interview with Kate Curley

    Interview with Kate Curley

    Interview with Kate Curley, of Madeira Walking Football (MWF). (MWF) Dear Kate. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to interview you here for our MWF blog. Can you start…

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  • Interview with Danny

    Interview with Danny

    Interview with Danny, one of the Madeira Walking Footballers who recently joined this year our MWF team. (MWF) Hi Danny. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to interview you…

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  • Madeira Walking Football – Gratifying Mix

    Madeira Walking Football – Gratifying Mix

    Thank you for giving us the opportunity to further promote Madeira Walking Football. Phill Bellamy “Thank you for giving us the opportunity to further promote Madeira Walking Football. Yesterday was…

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  • Undefeatable Walking Football Team

    Undefeatable Walking Football Team

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

  • Interview with Helen May

    Interview with Helen May

    Interview with Helen May, one of the Madeira Walking Footballers who recently joined this year our MWF team. (MWF) Dear Helen. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to interview…

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The Rules

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

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

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