NEWS: Aviva offers clubs the chance to win equipment and kit
Aviva offers clubs the chance to win equipment and kit
Aviva is offering grassroots football clubs across the UK the chance to win £1,000 worth of kit and equipment.
The initiative is part of Aviva’s campaign to celebrate the inclusive and diverse nature of sport – and walking football teams are welcome to enter.
Aviva and Norwich City will select the three winning clubs based on a 300 word entry form which should state why the club deserves to win the supplies.
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 14 February.
For more information visit www.aviva.co.uk/grassroots
Birmingham thrash Wales in home international
Birmingham WFC made a strong start to 2018 by representing England in a thrilling 8-1 victory over Wales at Pontypridd Stadium.
Despite having home advantage, the Welsh side could do nothing to stop an onslaught of attacks from the English side, including a hat-trick from star man Dave Wright.
The side from the Second City came out on top, despite being one man down for a period of the game after a member of the team was penalised for persistent running.
The game, billed as a home international before kick-off, was played in good spirit throughout.
Birmingham WFC has two centres in the West Midlands, with players able to participate at either Solihull or Hall Green.
For more information on Birmingham WFC visit http://walkingfootballbirmingham.co.uk
Walking football heads down under
A man from Australia is taking walking football down under by creating Brisbane’s first walking football club.
Alan Templeton, 63, tore his calf muscle playing over-35s football eight years ago, but following his recovery found his appetite for the game was greater than ever.
Having been involved in community football for Brisbane Roar for a number of years, Alan felt walking football offered an excellent opportunity to give something back for the over 50s age group.
“The health benefits for people in that age group can be huge,” he told the Courier Mail. “It keeps them fit, lowers stress and gives them balance and strength. The best reaction is the self-esteem benefits rather than feeling sorry for yourself at home.”