Finally! At last!! Good news trickled through from the Government that we can resume walking football from mid May. There are protocol restrictions on how many players can play on each pitch but we can manage that quite easily.. Our first sessions were not surprisingly fully booked and everyone is excited at the prospect of getting back on the pitch. We have decided to concentrate on fitness levels before we start playing matches.
By coincidence we have just arranged for up to ten of our members to go on a first aid course in case of any injuries that might occur on the pitch. We also have a contract with a local ambulance company to be in attendance at matches, Thankfully we have rarely had to use the service. The arrangements are however all part of our commitment to players welfare and safety.
We have re arranged dates to enable our TWENTY4SEVEN Security mini league competition to resume and we look forward to the presentation of medals after our final matches on 9 July. In the meantime we have been able to re arrange our Christmas Presentation dinner which is now on 11 June at D’arcys.
Our committee during lockdown has been active in promoting walking football and we are about to start on a campaign to encourage both men and women with medical problems or who are feeling isolated to join us and see if walking football can help them . This campaign was originally started in the Uk by the Football Association and we have decided to progress the scheme in Cyprus. Anyone wanting more information should contact Malcolm, details at the end of the article.
We are also looking at erecting a clubhouse at our adopted home the Fairgame Sports Centre. The logistics are still being discussed with Andreas the owner but the aim is to make use of our members skills to erect the building using our own labour.
More information available on our website pafosunitedwalkingfootball.com
Information regarding our campaign contact Malcolm on 96 645449