Active Rovers

Think your footballing days are over? Think again!


Walking Football is a slower-paced version of the beautiful game aimed at the Over 50s.

Less speed – same enjoyment.

Active Rovers is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle regardless of their age or ability. It’s never too late to make a change and try something new, as well as meeting new friends in the process.

It’s a fantastic way to keep fit, learn new skills, have fun and socialise all at the same time! Play the game you love with as much effort as you are comfortable with. Our friendly groups and coaches will never judge or comment on your ability or fitness.

We host three sessions a week at our Prenton Park Recreational Centre in the following groups:

Case Study

TRFC season ticket holder Stuart Pierce, who has been a regular at Prenton Park for more than 50 years, has type two diabetes but has made sure he has stayed fit and active by participating in the Club’s walking football sessions.

Stu, aged 66, has been a participant on the walking football programme at the Recreational Centre for more than three years after his diagnosis with diabetes.

He said:

“I first started watching Tranmere Rovers in 1966 just before England won the World Cup. I have had a number of health problems including diabetes and as part of the regime to try and help my diabetes primarily, I was looking for some form of exercise.

I saw Tranmere Rovers in the Community’s walking football sessions advertised in 2015 and I have been coming ever since.

The walking football sessions are brilliant, and everyone is welcome. They run three sessions a week and it is a smashing friendly group who take part. The staff at Tranmere work hard and they must be doing something right as the participation numbers are increasing.”

Even if you only want to take part for an hour or if you have never played football before, it doesn’t matter, as long as you can walk you will soon learn and have fun. We will help everybody.”

Stuart comes to the Over 65s Walking Football session, 11-12pm at the Prenton Park Recreational Centre.

If you are interested in coming down, contact our community team or check out our social media pages for more information.