East Algarve Walking Football re-starts new variant of popular sport
East Algarve Walking Football re-starts its total non-contact form of the game on Friday at the astro-turf pitch adjoining the José Arcanjo Stadium, Olhão (behind McDonalds on the EN125).
Aimed at the 65+ age group, who cannot afford to take risks with their ageing bodies, this is a new variant of the popular sport – with no tackling and players having to keep at least two metres from the opponent with the ball. A two-metre zone extending outwards from the goal area is for defenders only, thus ensuring that attacking players keep their distance when bearing down on goal.
Although aimed primarily at the 65+ age group, this new concept is also open to anyone with mobility issues or recovering from injury.
The sessions take place every Friday from 9.30am to 11am and are open to both male and female players. Even if you’ve never played any form of football before, you will be made more than welcome.