Women to play walking football in FA People's Cup for first time

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For the very first time women will be able to take part in their own official walking football cup competition.

The FA have launched their women's own category for the game, in which players are not allowed to run.

It was invented to keep people over the age of 50 involved in football because it is played at a slower pace.

England Women's head coach, Phil Neville says the introduction of women's walking football is good for the game. Credit: ITV News Central

England women's head coach, Phil Neville visited the FA's national football centre in Burton-on-Trent where a women's walking football session was taking place.

He said the new of women's walking football category was evidence of football's increasing level of inclusion.