CONTINUE PLAYING THE GAME YOU LOVE

We are proud to be offering a new walking soccer program for residents in the Lower Mainland. Walking Soccer aims to promote an active lifestyle and strengthens community member relationships.

Popularized in the UK, walking soccer is a sport played identically to the conventional soccer, but with one key difference: no running. It is ideal for people who shy away from intense exercise for many reasons, but still want to partake in an active, social game. We welcome any person to join who may struggle with committing to a fitness regime, is recovering from an injury, has mental health concerns which limit them from exercise, or simply wants to have fun and meet new people.

With Walking Soccer, you’ll maintain a positive physical and mental health through a low- impact physical activity. Drop in programs are not limited to age,however, to play in the league the players must be 40yrs old or over.

WHY CHOOSE WALKING SOCCER?

Walking soccer is different to regular soccer in many ways. This low-impact version of the beautiful game is ideal for those with mobility issues, for those who are unable to play the game in its traditional format and for those who are looking to try something new and have fun! Men and women of all ages are welcome to join in!

HEALTH & SOCIAL BENEFITS

Health & Social benefits include:

  • Reduce falls risks
  • Reduce obesity risk
  • Reduce stress and prevent heart diseases
  • Contribute to the decrease of cholesterol
  • Fight against the osteoporosis
  • Improve the immune system
  • Maintain muscle mass
  • Create a social link, reduce the risk of depression

Social benefit

  • Reduces Anxiety and Depression.
  • Improves emotional health and self-esteem.
  • Improves social relations.
  • Reduces loneliness.
  • Increased community involvement.
  • Provides a sense of camaraderie and friendship.

About Fraser Valley Walking Soccer

Soccer enthusiasts who are determined to promote the physical and mental wellness of individuals who face barriers to participate in a regular soccer game developed Fraser Valley Walking Soccer.

Fraser Vally Walking Soccer is a non-profit program aimed at people over 50s that is inclusive, fun and sociable. This 5-a-side version of the game is slow-paced but lacks none of the passion or excitement of the original game.

Our mission is to provide a positive soccer experience, inspire participation, and have an impact on physical and mental wellbeing.

DROP IN

Come out and try at a location near you!

In accordance with our goals to foster community involvement, we are hosting drop-in sessions for people of all ages and ability. We are proud to offer these sessions from the convenience of YMCA Centers, City Recreation Centers and local Elementary Schools.

Drop In Session are held indoors in the Fall and Winter; and outdoors throughout Spring and Summer. The length of each season is 8 – 10 weeks long; priced at $10 per session or 25% off for seasonal registration.

2019 Fall Drop-In (registration is closed.)
– Day and Time: 6-7PM on Fridays
– Location: Harold Bishop elementary school

Have a question?

Contact us with any, feedback or questions. Even if you’re seeking for a volunteering opportunity.

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FVWS LEAGUE

The league is designed specifically for participants over the ages of 40yrs old.

Local soccer clubs can enter a team in the league, as well as individuals can make a team and participate in the league.

There will be 10 weeks of Summer League.

Games on Saturday mornings
9:00am-12:00pm

Rules & Regulations

  • 6v6 including goalie

  • Quarter field size

  • Volunteer refs

  • No foul language

  • No running

  • Throw ins if ball goes out of bounds

  • Two 20 minute halves

  • 5 minute break in between halves

  • Player substitution on the fly

CONTACT US

  • 604-616-5303

  • info@fvws.ca

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