Walking football growing at Weston

PUBLISHED: 17:49 11 July 2017

Weston Walking Football team.

Weston Walking Football team.

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The Weston Walking Football Team continues to go from strength to strength and have won their first tournament.

The Weston Walking Football Team continues to go from strength to strength and are pictured in its new travel kit which has been kindly sponsored by Lidl.

Walking football is a slower version of the game normally played at five-six per side and with minimal/no contact in order to minimise the risk of accident or injury.

It is designed for players aged over 50 years to encourage them to become more active, but there are lots other social advantages to being actively involved in a team sport. Most of our players are actually over 65 and we have players with a range of health issues.

Over the past year, the team has played in many local and national tournaments, including at Wembley and a tour of the North West that included games against Accrington Stanley, Burnley and Blackburn and there are plans for some exciting games ahead against Exeter City, Arsenal and a return trip to the North West.

The club now run teams at over-50, 60 and 68 level and is running three sessions per week at Weston Football Club. The Tuesday session is now fully subscribed, but new players are welcome to come and join us on a Thursday evening from 7.30-8.30pm or on Friday morning from 10-11am.

Come along and give it a go, but be warned – it is perhaps not quite as easy as you may think.

For more information, contact Alan Cockayne on 01934 823564 or alan.cockayne@btinternet.com

Weston won their first six-a-side tournament since being formed three years ago. The over-50s won the Bobby Moore tournament at South Bristol Sports Centre, organised by Somerset FA.

Results were: Keynsham 1-1; Bristol City A won 5-0; Bristol City B won 11-0.

Left to right: Mark Hudson, Danny Ward, John Hembrow, Ian Neilson, Steve Jones, David Jones, Bob Coles.

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