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    Started playing this game a couple of months ago in France.

    It is a lot of fun, great exercise and good to meet like minded people......( mostly Brits who play, but trying to encourage the locals).

    Anyone on NSC play ?
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      What are the rules?
      Is it just football played at a walking pace like Richard Tiltman and Robert Codnor used to do
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      Specifically are there any SPECIAL rules for goalkeepers? Are you allowed to dive about and that?
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      Yes, I organise a group in Truro, and can thoroughly recommend it. Even/especially if you haven't played for 30-odd years!

      It IS a lot more energetic than it sounds - as it's usually five or six-a-side, you're always on the move - with the ball or looking for space to receive it, twisting and turning. Inevitably, people will run at times - it's natural if the ball is getting away from you.

      But it's great fun, a good way to meet new people, and a great workout - I always finish with a sweat and a buzz.

      Keepers can dive if they want, but we play indoors on a hard surface.

      Rules are "flexible", unless you're playing in competitions.

      See https://www.walkingfootballunited.co.uk/club-scout to find your nearest club.
      Was that the intro? I should have been in!
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      What are the rules?
      Is it just football played at a walking pace like Richard Tiltman and Robert Codnor used to do
      Lol...!

      We are slow.....but not as slow as those two.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Oxy McFloppie-Tish View Post
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      Yes, I organise a group in Truro, and can thoroughly recommend it. Even/especially if you haven't played for 30-odd years!

      It IS a lot more energetic than it sounds - as it's usually five or six-a-side, you're always on the move - with the ball or looking for space to receive it, twisting and turning. Inevitably, people will run at times - it's natural if the ball is getting away from you.

      But it's great fun, a good way to meet new people, and a great workout - I always finish with a sweat and a buzz.

      Keepers can dive if they want, but we play indoors on a hard surface.

      Rules are "flexible", unless you're playing in competitions.

      See https://www.walkingfootballunited.co.uk/club-scout to find your nearest club.
      I agree with everything you have written.

      I'm 65 now and had a heart attack just over two years ago, but this is as much fun as it was when I played local football 30 years ago.

      Means belonging to a club, camaraderie,kicking a ball again ( yesssss) and although surprisingly tiring is great excercise.

      Everyone else is knocking on a bit too, so it doesn't matter how good or bad you are. Roll on early September for a two day tournament in Brittany, where I understand there will be teams from the south coast represented too......an excuse for a huge p**s up !

      We play outdoors on the local 3G pitch ( 6 a side)
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      AITC do a session at Hurstpierpoint College it is great fun but not as easy as it sounds because as you get older your body wont allow you to do what your mind tells it that it should . I had to pack up because I kept injuring myself falling over. I should have listened to the instructor /coach who kept telling me that I was trying to turn etc as I did when I was 25 He said the simple rule was play the ball the way you are facing but me being me thought that I knew best and was trying to turn etc even at walking pace and fell over numerous times but it was great fun
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      Quote Originally Posted by BensGrandad View Post
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      AITC do a session at Hurstpierpoint College it is great fun but not as easy as it sounds because as you get older your body wont allow you to do what your mind tells it that it should . I had to pack up because I kept injuring myself falling over. I should have listened to the instructor /coach who kept telling me that I was trying to turn etc as I did when I was 25 He said the simple rule was play the ball the way you are facing but me being me thought that I knew best and was trying to turn etc even at walking pace and fell over numerous times but it was great fun
      Did you play left back?
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      I play a couple of times a week and there's a regular tournament on the nice 3G pitches at Durrington first Monday of each month. Normally about 8 teams of 6-a-side plus subs from Brighton, Bognor, Mile Oak, etc.

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      I agree with everything you have written.

      I'm 65 now and had a heart attack just over two years ago, but this is as much fun as it was when I played local football 30 years ago.

      Means belonging to a club, camaraderie,kicking a ball again ( yesssss) and although surprisingly tiring is great excercise.

      Everyone else is knocking on a bit too, so it doesn't matter how good or bad you are. Roll on early September for a two day tournament in Brittany, where I understand there will be teams from the south coast represented too......an excuse for a huge p**s up !

      We play outdoors on the local 3G pitch ( 6 a side)
      Good stuff.

      It gives your pride a boost, just to know that you CAN still play (albeit, as you say, with other oldies). Maybe your best days aren't long gone! When I started walking football, I felt like a school-kid again. The brain and body weren't in sync, so I was quite clumsy, but I've now got to the stage where they work together!

      People seem to find that the first week or two is a shock to the body, especially the morning after, but they soon get used to it.
      Was that the intro? I should have been in!

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