When the possibility of a Walking Football group for over 50s was first discussed in January 2019 founder Malcolm Bushell could have never imagined the impact it was going to have.
The first session in January attracted 13 players. Since then membership stands at over 50 and increasing weekly.
The training and matches take place each Tuesday morning at 10am. In order to cope with the additional numbers it has been decided to also play on a Wednesday evening. arrival time 6 30pm.
The encouraging thing is the number of wives and partners who turn up to watch. Unfortunately so far we have only been able to persuade one of them to take part in the sessions.
On Tuesday 18th June at the Tala Boules Centre we are holding a sponsors and kit launch day. The kit has been designed by the members and in addition to the launch it will be an opportunity for anyone interested to come along and get more information. One of our sponsors Rock FM with be broadcasting their lunchtime programme direct from the centre. The event starts at noon and everyone is invited to come along and find about the group.
The following Saturday 22nd June at the Fair Game Sports Centre in Tremithousa we are holding a charity morning from 8:30 am. teams from ages 50s to 70s will be playing matches against Rock FM. We hope by the time Rock FM play the over 70s they will be exhausted and give our older members a chance to win.! We are sponsoring four charities on the day and they will receive the donations from players paying to play in the tournament.
Once again everyone is invited to go along and see first hand what walking football is about.
Contact Malcolm on 96645449 or Charlie on 97816112