Walking sports

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Following closures due to Gateshead Council's Covid-19 response, we are introducing a phased reopening of leisure facilities. It has not yet been confirmed when this activity will restart.

We will update the website with any changes so please check back regularly for updates.

Who said you have to run around in sport? The fun isn't always the pace of it, but the skill and the people you play with. Our walking sports are a brilliant way for men and women to get active without putting too much strain on joints.

Walking as an activity is great for controlling weight, lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and several cancers. Throw sport into the mix and you have an enjoyable way to exercise and be social.

A few times a week you can come along and play a variety of different games. They're everything you love about sport, just with the pace dial turned down.

If you prefer one game, we also run weekly walking football sessions. These capture all finer aspects of football - the skill, the teamwork, the drama - at a more comfortable pace. 

Finally, at GO Gateshead, we firmly believe sport should be fully inclusive; that's why we also offer visually impaired / blind football sessions every week. Led by a qualified coach and referee, these sessions use specially adapted equipment to make the beautiful game available to all. 

No booking need, just turn up and join in. Email go@gateshead.gov.uk for further information.