Never too old to play the beautiful game

Canterbury Mariners
Walking Football Club

Canterbury Mariners Walking Football Club 

Canterbury Walking Football Club was founded in 2014 by Trevor Phillips and has since flourished.  The club spent a couple of years affiliated to Canterbury City FC but, in 2022, became Canterbury Mariners thanks to generous sponsorship from Marine Travel, based in the city.

We currently have over 40 members, male and female, with our youngest being 50 and our oldest 90!

With our club sessions on Mondays and Fridays throughout the year, we offer walking football for everyone, male (age 50+) or female (age 40+), regardless of ability. Also, for those who enjoy more competitive games, we enter teams in the Kent FA leagues, and in regional, national, and international cup tournaments.  (We have played in the Algarve Cup in Portugal on three occasions).  We also play friendly games against like-minded clubs.

Social Events

Through walking football, many new friends are made, and we encourage this with our social events such as the Summer BBQ, Christmas Dinner Party etc., when members, their partners, families and friends can meet … off the field.

Affiliations and Laws of The Game

We are affiliated to the Kent FA and to the Walking Football Association.  The Laws of The Game laid down by each of these bodies are broadly similar, differing only on a few points.  These Laws can be viewed here.


After your first free session, we hope you will want to play regularly, and we will ask you to become a member of the club.  The fee is £10 per year and includes player insurance.  It also assists us in providing subsidised social events and occasional transportation to games further afield.

Join Us!

You are never too old to play the beautiful game!  Go to Where We Play and come along!  

We look forward to welcoming you!

Latest News


Whilst the two venues at which we play have defibrillators on the premises, we felt it was important to have a portable device in our kitbag pitchside on all occasions. To this end, we applied to the Kent FA for a grant to purchase a fully automatic defibrillator and they kindly funded 75% of the […]


Thirty-three members and guest enjoyed a convivial evening at Canterbury Rugby Club on Tuesday, January 24. Following welcome drinks and canapes, everyone sat down for a meal, and this was followed by brief speeches from Chairman, Simon Ludden, and Vice Chairman, Jan Knott, reflecting on the past year and previewing the year to come. Simon […]

Never too old to play the beautiful game

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