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.

  • 1st International Walking Football Tournament Portugal on the island of Madeira

    Madeira 1st International Walking Football Tournament

    1st International Walking Football Tournament Portugal on the island of Madeira, 16 March 2024. Save the date. No fees until February 16th, 2024. Limited places available. According to EFDN rules: ✳️ No… Read more


    Phill Bellamy: “Two years ago, at the age of 71, Madeira Walking Football (MWF) was created together with long-time friends Don Amaro and his wife Wil de Jong and with… Read more


    Series of photos from the friendly match between MWF and Rami. Click on the picture for the full image.

  • MWF and RAMI

    A session with Rami

    By Phill Bellamy My thoughts on last Saturday’s session with Rami. Considering most of the Rami group have played some form of professional football at some stage in their past… Read more

  • Associação Desportiva da Serra D'Agua (ADSÁ)

    MWF and ADSÁ

    Madeira Walking Football (MWF) are now associated with Associação Desportiva da Serra D’Agua (ADSÁ), this is their logo and together with the MWF motif will represent the affiliation.

  • MWF Demonstration Porto Moniz

    The MWF was invited to give a Walking Football demonstration at the Clube Desportivo e Cultural do Porto Moniz. It was a lot of fun and laughter. Everyone liked it… Read more

  • Walking Football Tournament Machico

    Playing walking football under the runway of an airport @ Aeroporto Cristiano Ronaldo @ Regional Walking Football Circuit on Madeira Island, Portugal #madeirawalkingfootball #WalkingFootball #madeira #fun #fitness #friendship #machico

  • Madeira Circuit Walking Football

    The next edition of Walking Football on the island of Madeira will take place in Machico Madeira (Portugal) on April 1, 2023. The last one was the tournament that took… Read more

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

Madeira Walking Football