Football Queensland is proud to announce the launch of Walktober, a series of five Walking Football events in October to encourage social connection through sport.
Walktober will include two Carnivals for existing players and three social Come & Try Carnivals for new participants to experience football in a welcoming, non-competitive environment.
FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said Walktober would be a month for people of all ages, cultures and abilities to get involved in the game.
“Walking Football is a modified version of the game played on reduced sized fields, suitable for all players no matter their ability or experience,” said Cavallucci.
“The low-impact nature of Walking Football allows participants to remain active and engaged with football without worrying about the speed of the game or the chances of suffering an injury.
“In keeping with the ‘Social Connections’ theme of Seniors Month in October, Walktober will use football, the state’s most popular team sport, to encourage active lifestyles and teamwork amongst Queenslanders.
“Football Queensland will host Walking Football Carnivals for both experienced players and newcomers to the sport in Brisbane, Toowoomba, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.
“Walktober will be followed by the Pan Pacific Masters Games on the Gold Coast in November, which will include Walking Football for the first time.
“We have already seen great engagement in our Walking Football programs from Queenslanders of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds, and we encourage everyone to assemble a team and sign up for a Walktober event.”
CLICK HERE to register for a Walktober event near you.
|Seniors Month Carnival||Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler||2 October|
|Come & Try Mini Carnival||Glennie High School, Toowoomba||9 October|
|Come & Try Mini Carnival||University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs||16 October|
|Come & Try Mini Carnival||Nikiforides Family Park, Broadbeach||23 October|
|Twilight Carnival||QUT Stadium, Kelvin Grove||30 October|