Walking Sports are open to all – an ideal opportunity for people to return to sport at a slower pace, recover from an injury or simply to try something new.
What are Walking Sports?
Most of the sports have the same rules as standard versions only rather than running to get the ball or move into position, you walk – without the high impact or strenuous level of activity that standard versions of the same games.
There are many walking football and walking netball sessions across the county, but different sports are now looking at this approach too due to its popularity. We are increasingly seeing demand from sports centres and sports clubs for walking rugby, hockey, cricket and basketball.
The popularity of walking versions of sports is growing and we already have many walking sports opportunities across the county.
What are the Benefits of Walking Sport?
Walking sport is open to all, offering an opportunity to do some exercise and also enjoy the social benefits of sport.
They provide an ideal opportunity for people to get together to enjoy competitive team sports without it being overly strenuous. Men and women can play alongside each other and all participants benefit from playing the sport they love at a slower pace in a friendly social environment.
Walking sport helps to boost both your physical and mental health, is fully inclusive and also boosts your morale while meeting new people.
Where to find Walking Sports?
Living Sport is working in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport to help establish more opportunities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Information about walking sport sessions local to you can be found here.
If you would like further information about walking sport, either as a player, sports club or sports centre, please get in touch with Sally Gibson.
Here is a great example of Walking Rugby!