Walking Football Programme
Since first of March 2017, FC Schalke 04 is giving Walking Football Training sessions.
Walking Football is a game of football, where the players walk instead of run. The sport is designed to support people above 60 years-old to get fit or maintain an active lifestyle independent from their age and level of fitness. Additionally, the programme focuses on providing opportunities to establish new social contacts.
The weekly sessions consist of two parts. After the training, given by volunteers of the club and regularly joined by players of the club, the participants are having breakfast together and therefore time to socialise.
Next to that, the Walking Football team takes part in national and international tournaments.