THIRD EDITION WALKING FOOTBALL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT IN NEWCASTLE COMING UP!
The next edition of the Walking Football League will take place in Newcastle (UK) on the 31st of May 2023. After the success of the tournament last September in Leverkusen, we look forward to welcoming you again to a new venue.
9 European football clubs already confirmed their attendance for the 3rd edition of the tournament in Newcastle where the players aged 50 and above. They will compete together and enjoy friendly matches.
For the next tournament the format will expand to a maximum of 24 teams. With the opportunity to men and women over 50 years across Europe to joint this event. The matches will take place at the Cochrane Park – Center for the Physical Recreation & Sport in Newcastle.
At this point we are already working with 9 confirmed teams, consisting of up to 10 players from the European Football for Development Network, and other members have shown their interest in participating. The full list of participants will be announced in the upcoming weeks!
WALKING FOOTBALL LEAGUE PROJECT
The European Walking Football League is a tournament, initiated by EFDN and Partners that brings community-engaged football clubs in order to deliver a program that increases physical activity levels and improves social cohesion and inclusion for people aged 50 and more. In addition, the Walking Football League gives an opportunity to players to lead a physical and socially-active lifestyle in their European communities. One of the main goals of this project is to further develop Walking Football as a sustainable sport in Europe and raise the profile of the game.
- Vålerenga Fotball (Olso, Norway)
- Ferencvárosi Torna Club (Budapest, Hungary)
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Leverkusen, Germany)
- Rangers Charity Foundation (Glasgow, UK)
- Fundação Benfica (Lisbon, Portugal)
- Real Betis Balompié Foundation (Seville, Spain)
- FC Schalke 04 (Gelsenkirchen, Germany)
- Morton in the Community (Greenock, UK)
- Newcastle United Foundation (Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK)