NEWS: BETTER South Bucks & Chiltern WFC to the power of nine!
BETTER South Bucks & Chiltern WFC to the power of nine!
Walking football club, BETTER South Bucks & Chiltern have recently announced the launch of a new regular walking football session in Buckinghamshire, making this the ninth session the club and leisure centre operator GLL BETTER facilitates every week.
The new session at Chalfont St. Peter, compliments their established weekly sessions across a range of locations around the county and includes well supported sessions in Prestwood, Burnham, Amersham, Chesham and Beaconsfield.
The club also organises three inclusive walking football festival events every year, has successfully established an attached 50+ table tennis session twice a week and launched walking cricket recently. The club, along with leisure centre operators GLL BETTER, are also planning a multi-walking sports exhibition event later in the year. The club’s ethos focuses on inclusiveness and enjoyment (only excluding the competitive squads), while safety is of prime importance. The club also runs two competitive squads – The Crinklies and The Crumblies – who compete in the Thames Valley Walking Football League.
Scotland walking footballers honoured
A group of Scottish walking footballers has received a national award from Age Scotland.
Craig Brown, a walking football ambassador from Ayr, and members of Walking Football Scotland were welcomed on stage to receive the Jess Barrow Award for Campaigning and Influencing from broadcaster Jackie Bird.
The award recognises the hard work that the group has put in to encourage members of the community to stay active and take up the sport.
Gary McLaughlin, chairman of Walking Football Scotland, told the Daily Record, “To win the Jess Barrow Award is just tremendous, I’m gobsmacked really.
“To us it’s about getting the message out to people to enjoy the benefits of exercise in a safe manner.”
Leggy Mambos dominate at St George's Park
Barnsley side Leggy Mambos took both the over 50s and over 60s titles during the One Tournament at St George’s Park.
The national competition, which brought many of the UK’s best walking football sides together under one roof, was played out in competitive fashion.
But despite a stern test from sides including the Harborough Hornets, who were finalists in the over 60s final, the Mambos swept up the honours at the FA’s Burton HQ.
In recent years the Leggy Mambos have become renowned as one of the leading walking football clubs in the country. This win, their first big victory of the year, has seen them set their stall out as one of the favourites to take national titles over the course of 2018.