Walking Sport

Bristol Sport Foundation lead the way on Walking Sport development across Bristol, as part of the Active Ageing (Bristol) network.

Combined with Bristol City Community Trust’s Walking Football – Bristol Sport Foundation lead the way on Walking Sport development across Bristol, as part of the Active Ageing (Bristol) network.

Walking Rugby has spearheaded the growth of Walking Sport within Bristol Sport Foundation development, with four hubs now running weekly, including the first fully sustainable Bristol & District Combination Club satellite at Kingswood Rugby Club, who themselves were recently crowned “champions” at a regional festival in Bristol consisting of over 70 players.

Bristol City Community Trust works in partnership with LinkAge to deliver a slow-paced version of football, called Walking Football, which is aimed at the over 50s. 

The Walking Rugby programme was selected to showcase best practise at Twickenham, ahead of the Aviva Premiership Final (JMP UK).

The Walking Football sessions provided are designed to help people keep an active lifestyle in a fun, safe and sociable environment. The emphasis of these sessions is firmly on participation rather than competition, making them suitable for males and females of all abilities.

The Trust currently delivers a session every Tuesday (10.30-11.30am) at South Bristol Sports Centre, costing participants £4 per session.

The growth of Walking Sport continues as Bristol Jets Community deliver the UK’s first Walking Badminton sessions in the city, as well as Bristol Flyers Community coaches taking on Walking Basketball, and the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation leading on new Walking Netball provision in collaboration with Netball England.