European Legends Walking Football Festival
18 September 2017 09:00 - 20 September 2017 17:00

European Legends Walking Football Festival

From 18th to 20th of September 2017, EFDN will hold the European Legends Walking Football Festival, which will be hosted by Vitesse Arnhem at the iconic Dutch national sporting centre Papendal.

The European Legends Walking Football Festival is the flagship event of the EFDN powered Pan European “European Legends” Project.

Overall, 24 Walking Football teams from all across Europe will take part in the Festival. The participating partner Clubs of the European Legends Programme will place 13 teams. For that reason, it can already be confirmed that teams from Portugal, Belgium, England the Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus and Norway will be in attendance.

Additionally, we are expecting 11 team entries from a number of other countries, turning this festival into a truly European event.

The Walking Football Festival will offer an exciting and not to be missed event programme on and off the pitch. This includes cultural visits, after dinner entertainment and fan zone during the festival.

With family activities alongside the tournament games it is set to be a festival for both, players and families.

I would have never imagined to still compete in a European Championship at my age, this is simply fantastic and the atmosphere at such tournaments is always truly special”. Testimony Player KAA Gent


Papendal, High Performance Centre, the Netherlands.

High Performance Centre Papendal is the largest elite sports training centre in the Netherlands. The host of the European Walking Football Festival, Vitesse Arnhem has its training ground at the sporting centre Papendal.

Attending Teams

24 teams, will participate in the tournament. 13 of the attending teams are part of the EFDN European Legends Walking Football Programme and have therefore already confirmed their attendance.

  • VfL Wolfsburg
  • SL Benfica
  • Vaalerenga Fotball
  • Fulham Football Club
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • SV Werder Bremen
  • Club Brugge
  • KAA Gent
  • Anorthosis Famagusta
  • Vitesse Arnhem
  • Feyenoord Rotterdam
  • N.E.C Nijmegen
  • PSV Eindhoven

Next to these teams from Portugal, Belgium, England the Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus and Norway a variety of other European countries have expressed their interest.

Team entrance is still possible and more information can be requested by sending an e-mail to:

Joining the Walking Football Festival?

Team entry is still possible and it is our pleasure to invite your Walking Football Team to participle in the very first of its kind European Legends Walking Football Championship Tournaments.

We are greatly looking forward to your participation and wish all competing teams the best of luck, best of sportsmanship and enjoyment whilst playing this beautiful game,

For expressing interest and requesting more information, please send an e-mail to

Further information regarding the festival, the venue, accommodation and associated costs can be found here:

European Legends Festival Package Infos

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