Walking Football

Our FREE Walking Football programme for men aged 50 and over is a great way to get more active and enjoy the social aspects that being part of a club can deliver.

Walking Football is a relatively new, innovative and fast growing version of the sport which is non-contact and allows participants to play the game they love without the same risk of injury or level of exertion, whilst still boosting fitness.

The Foundation and Club 1872, an official Rangers Supporters Club, teamed up to offer people over the age of 50 the chance to take part in a free weekly Walking Football session at Ibrox every Thursday night.

Derek Jonstone wenyt along to meet the group in December 2018. He said: "It's been great meeting the Walking Football players this evening and I was really impressed with their skills on the pitch!

"Football is a love which last forever, so making it accessible for everyone to play is a very important and special thing. I could tell from speaking with the team how much of a difference it's made to their health and social life - the Foundation and Club 1872 should be proud!"

Laura Fawkes, from Club 1872, adds: "Club 1872 delivers projects that are to the benefit of the Rangers community. We saw this project as an opportunity to offer them something which will benefit their health, fitness and social lives.

"I think our two organisations are very much aligned in our focus on community initiatives, so this is a great opportunity to come together as a means for helping others."   

The sessions feature an hour long Walking Football match at the Ibrox Community complex, followed by the chance to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee in the Ibrox Community Hub, inside Ibrox Stadium. There’s also information on healthy living provided from Rangers community coaches.

Sessions are open to anyone 50 or over and will run from 7-9pm every Thursday. For more information and to register call 0141 580 8775 or email rangerscharity@rangers.co.uk.