If You Hate Running, This Could Be The Perfect Sport For You

If You Hate Running, This Could Be The Perfect Sport For You

Finding it a tad difficult to get back out on the pitch after the holidays? Think you may have packed on a few too many pounds and now cardio is a bit of a challenge? Fortunately for you, there’s an answer – The Walking Football!

As you may have already assumed, this “sport” may be a little more appropriate for the elderly. That doesn’t mean that you can’t partake in a game after a long weekend of a few too many pints, leaving your stomach in a compromised position. The rules remain largely unchanged except a few key differences: no running, no tackling, and the ball must stay below the head at all times.

This version of footy presents numerous advantages for players, like the ability to enjoy a lager while out playing. Even asthmatics and the most unsportly of us can join in and play without being reduced to bits, writing on the ground gasping for air after a short five minutes. Give it a go next time as an alternative to pub league.

Check out the video above to see what this sport really looks like! 

• Will Armstrong
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