The Walking Football World Cup

by Walking Football Association in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th March 2020 we successfully raised £120 with 9 supporters in 83 days

To help with funds to pay for and run the inaugural Walking Football World Cup, to be held in Manchester in May 2020.

by Walking Football Association in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

The Walking Football Association (WFA) is a not-for-profit company which has been formed to develop Walking Football in the UK.

Walking Football is becoming established as an unique sport in its own right, with distinct rules different to those of Association Football.

At its heart Walking Football is focused on Age Groups of 50+ and is an amateur sport for teams playing against one another 5-a-side or 6-a-side.

This allows for older men and women to continue participating in a competitive team sport environment well into their retirement years.

Walking Football is excellent for maintaining ongoing fitness levels, promotes good health with multiple mental and physical benefits.

Walking Football is growing quickly and its popularity taking shape, with more and more players coming to the  Sport, in all age groups.

The WFA is the national governing body in the UK and as part of its mandate works to encourage national and international competitions.

This includes, today, initiating the first ever Walking Football World Cup, a tournament for international teams, arranged in different age groups, to be held in Manchester in May 2020.

In addition to sponsorship and other revenue generating activities, the WFA seeks to raise an additional £10,000 to support the running costs and the development of the National teams representing the different age groups.

The crowdfunding option is attractive as it allows for considerable rewards to be offered to those who donate funds including many which are tagged to attending the event.

The fund raising coupled with the additional publicity this will provide, as well as the attendance are important factors in making this as success.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

4 of 100 claimed

£10 tournament ticket

Give £10 and get a free ticket to the Inaugural World Cup for the entire tournament

£10 or more

5 of 200 claimed

Signed tournament programme

Receive a signed programme - signed by John Croot, the creator of Walking Football in the UK.

£25 or more

£25 Donation

A simple donation to help us develop Walking Football in the UK

£50 or more

0 of 24 claimed

Flag holders

Hold the flag of a competing country before kick off

£50 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Ball boys/girls

Be a ball boy or ball girl at one of the World Cup games

£50 or more

0 of 40 claimed

Mascot at a game

Be a player mascot at one of the World Cup Finals

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Signed photo with winning captain and cup

Get a photo with the winning captain and the World Cup - 5 for the over 50s, 5 for the over 60s

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£100 Gala Dinner ticket

Tickets to the Gala Dinner

£250 or more

0 of 2 claimed

England Lion Mascot

Become a mascot for the England team for the weekend of the World Cup

£250 or more

0 of 8 claimed

£250 Tournament programme advert

Have a quarter page advert in the Tournament Programme. Once you make your pledge we will be in touch to arrange the details with you.

£500 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Signed Ball

Receive a football signed by the England players from the Inaugural World Cup, one from the Over 50s group, one from the over 60s

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Signed England over 50s shirt

Receive a signed shirt from the England over 50s team

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Signed England over 60s Shirt

Receive a signed shirt from the England over 60s team

£2,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£2,000 VIP Hospitality

Pre-match hospitality at Chesterfield FC, the home of walking football, for 4 people. Guests will include the creator of the sport John Croot and the WFA ambassador Tom Charlton, and the 2 England managers. Includes free entry to the World Cup and free tickets to the Gala Dinner value: £2000

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