1. Walking Football Governing Bodies
There is more than one organisation in Great Britain, claiming to be the sport's governing body. All of them were newly started in different regions as the sport developed and none are more than six or seven years old. In the last couple of years the English FA have also become involved but there are huge regional variations in how 'far along' the game is with regards to leagues and tournaments, Cornwall is a bit late in coming to the party.
Set out below you will find links to some of the organisations who each claim to be the governing body of the game. They all have slightly different systems in place and ideas for taking the sport forward and we in Cornwall can learn from their mistakes and take the best bits they have developed to make us a national force for good in Walking Football.
Troon AFC are proud to have two of its members on the newly formed Cornwall FA Committee for Walking Football.
Health and Wellbeing
Staying Happy and Healthy is Important
It's all to easy to sit at home all day and become chair bound and getting physically and emotionally weaker and more isolated. We believe that Walking Football is part of the answer but it takes more than that.
We all need to be proactive about our health and well being. We are 'fighting the tide' and have to get as physically and mentally tough as we can.
Being of a 'certain age' means that sometimes we find talking about health and emotional wellbeing quite difficult. Below you will find some links to pages which you might find useful. We are not endorsing any sites or products, just giving our wonderful community a choice and voice.
So let's start with the really important stuff...
2. Walking Football Rules!
There is no one set of Walking Football Rules which covers all the clubs in the UK.
At Troon AFC we play to FA Rules but WFA principles and refereeing standards (Chris is the only qualified WFA Tournament Referee in Cornwall).
Rules of Walking Football
What happens at a walking Football session?
This is your Walking Football Coach - Chris Jones
When you come for the first time, allow yourself an extra few minutes to find us and then an extra few minutes to register. If you plan to arrive at about 5:45pm you'll have plenty of time.
When you get here you'll be greeted by our Head Coach, Chris and by Sarah who will get you all registered and settled in. (Sarah is our Club Secretary and Welfare Officer).
3. Useful links for Walking Football
FA Laws of the Game -Simplified
Troon AFC Walking Football
Welcome to Troon AFC Walking Football
We are a Walking Football club based in Troon, Cornwall. Our ethos is: Fun, Friendship, Fitness, Fair Play and Footie.....oh and banana cake! Come and join us to find out why.
What would you like to find out first? Use the lovely stripy Menu button in the top corner if you're on a smart phone; or use the tabs at the side; or click one of the friendly links below...
All subs go into the main Troon AFC account. The club then pays our insurance and facility hire. We are volunteers and take no money from the club. Not even travel expenses!
So please remember...we are doing our best, we are unpaid volunteers and just trying to make OUR club a happy and positive place. Oh. And play a bit of footie!⚽
5. Club Documents
Here you will find links to our club documents and important info about how the club works.
(These will open in your Google Drive. Use the Contact Us form if you'd like us to email a copy)
Code of Conduct click here
Health and Safety Advice
Constitution/ Mission Statement
Have A complaint? click here
Player Profile Pro Forma click here
WF Handbook click here
2022/2023 Sign Up Form Click Here
Tell Us What You Think
Troon AFC Walking Football Would Love To Hear Your Views and Opinions
Leave a comment below to tell us what you think about our club.
Are you made to feel valued and welcome?
Are the sessions fun?
Do you feel that your physical and mental health are helped by coming along?
Is it value for money?
Would you recommend us?
Stars out of five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️?
What could we do better?
A big thanks to Chris and Sarah for their organising, enthusiasm and continued hard work for the club.
Highly recommend these sessions.
Just got to get used to not running but walking.
Weather permitting, will be a regular.