The Starting 5 - 

Creon Raftopoulos:  Founder Walking Basketball and Director of Coaching.

Bridget Hayward: Founder Walking Basketball and Project Director.

Steve Alexander: National Development Officer.

Richard Hughs: Volunteer coordinator and Walking Basketball coach.

Robert Wyatt:  Main sponsor and Walking Basketball Business Adviser.

The Squad - 

Dave Adams: Senior WB Coach & Tournament Liaison Officer.


Walking Basketball delivers a walking paced version of the fast and furious game we are all used to. Walking Basketball is suitable for all irrespective of gender age, sizes, abilities and/or impairments.

Walking Basketball is run and administered by our Starting 5 and have the vital support of the 'squad'.

From it’s inception in 2013 Walking Basketball has gone from strength to strength and now finds itself with groups throughout England and has attracted interest from Scotland, Wales and America.

For this our thanks goes to Mike Bushell and the BBC for the great start (in getting the word out) from the news segment done at the Guildford Spectrum with our inaugural group. The video is prominent on the home page.

Whist Walking Basketball is for everyone we have found the following groups benefit particularly well from our sport -

  • People over 40‘s, 50’s, 60’s+ looking to maintain a good level of fitness.
  • Obese adults,children and younger people.
  • Mum’s getting into shape after pregnancy.
  • Post injury/surgery rehabilitation candidates.

Normally an hour in duration, sessions are led by a Walking Basketball certified coach and include -

  • Warm up.
  • Skills Session.
  • Game(s).
  • Stretch/warm down

Moving forward the aim is to build on what has happened to date and promote Walking Basketball throughout the UK. To do this we are embarking on a coordinated campaign to attract advertising, sponsorship and institutional funding. To this end anyone interested in supporting this fantastic initiative should contact Steve Alexander -

For more information, or to arrange a viewing of one of our sessions please contact Bridget Hayward:

T: 07810122389


Out of hours: please leave a message at our Office on

T: 01883 334949


Special Thanks To: Coach Walsh Co-Founder & Coaching Adviser.

Walking Basketball Ltd. Registered in England Number 08916797.