Walking Football Leagues Alliance
The Walking Football Leagues Alliance was formed in 2019. Currently there are 27 member leagues.
The WFLA is a free to join, non-political, independent support network whose aims are to help establish, promote, and support FA affiliated walking football leagues and to encourage the growth of grassroots competitive walking football in safe environments. All WFLA national and local tournaments are all sanctioned by local FA’s, which sit under the rules and regulations of the Football Association.
Free membership is open to the organisers of any local or National FA affiliated walking football league.
If your league qualifies for membership, please contact us on https://wfla.uk/contact-us/
The WFLA is run by a volunteer Alliance Management Committee drawn from member leagues. Currently, the WFLA represents over 600 teams.
County FA WFL’s would be affiliating to the WFLA in order that their member teams can participate in well organised walking football competitions, playing to the FA LOTG in safe environments. The WFLA share their ambitions for walking football with the FA. It’s completely free to join and we insist that no competition fixtures are played in caged pitches due to the risk of physical contact that inevitably arises in this type of venue. The age categories that we cater for are, mixed over 50s, 60s, 65s and 70s and also women’s over 40s and over 50s. All our referees are vetted and of the highest standard.
We often hear of competitions that are basically a farce with little guidelines on age restriction or the standard of venues. All our management committee have vast experience in running and organising leagues and tournaments.
As I am sure you are aware, the landscape of walking football is still somewhat fractured. The aim of the WFLA is to bring about greater unification and by having FA affiliated leagues affiliate to the organisation than we can bring about greater consistency in the delivery of walking football. This will not be brought about by the committee of the WFLA but by the leagues communicating with each other through the conduit of communication that the WFLA provides and the sharing of best practice.
History Of The Walking Football Leagues Alliance
The WFLA History from 2019 to date can be found HERE.