The new walking football project at Ochilview has now been up and running for eight weeks in the Scottish FA’s Central Region and is proving to be a success. 

The group, which is for men and women over 50, meets every Monday from 10am – 11am at Ochilview Park to take part in fun football games. 

Stenhousemuir FC Community Development Director, Jamie Kirk, commented: “It has been an excellent venture so far with positive feedback from the players. 

“The message I would give to anyone over 50 is to come and give it a try, it’s everything you know and love about the beautiful game with one main exception – it is a foul to run!”

The sessions are free of charge thanks to kind sponsorship from Tryst Dental Practice. Linsey Paton, Business Manager at the practice added: “As a community health service provider, it is vital that we support and encourage healthy living and activity throughout our local area. 

“Stenhousemuir FC is a close neighbour and has a clear commitment to delivering opportunity to the people in our area, and in our care.  We are working to create community partnerships that deliver healthy living messages and provide education to help us work towards a healthier Scotland”.

Lesley Donaldson, Principal Dentist at Tryst Dental Practice commented: “We are delighted to work in partnership with Stenhousemuir FC and to support this fantastic opportunity for our community. 

“We would encourage people to join in and take advantage of the fantastic facilities and support that Stenhousemuir FC and Tryst Dental can offer”.   

Local Football Development Officer Aidan Forbes said: “Walking Football is high on our agenda and we are delighted to support Stenhousemuir with the delivery/promotion of this. 

“We have formed a good relationship over the past few months and plans are afoot to establish further centres in the local Falkirk area whilst working closely together to promote these. 

“Most importantly though these programmes are allowing people who were perhaps dis-engaged with football the opportunity to get together and take part in an activity that they thought was no longer an option”

If you are interested in Walking Football please contact Aidan Forbes on for further information.