NEWS: London FA announces new partnership
London FA announces new partnership
The London Football Association has joined forces with PlayFootball to create opportunities for new players to try out our wonderful game.
The partnership will see an additional 10 sessions take place across the London area, as the local FA looks to treble the number of players taking part in the city.
Walking football sessions are held weekly across London with no match, membership or registration fees, meaning participants can turn up and play as and when they like.
Lisa Pearce, CEO of the London Football Association, said: “This version of game is open to absolutely anyone interested in trying the sport – both men and women of all ages. It’s so easy to join in, all you need is yourself and a pair of trainers to play, plus the benefits are huge.”
Walking Football in the Spa
The coach of Coventry City Under 18s has set up a walking football club in nearby Leamington Spa.
Adam Burley was taken by the idea of the sport after long extolling the virtues of football becoming more inclusive and diverse.
He told the Leamington Observer: “I have always loved football but feel it still has some way to go to include a greater diversity of players.
“Finding out more about walking football I decided it would be a fantastic way to encourage more people into, or back to, football.”
Sessions will be held at Warwickshire College Sport Hall. For more information, visit www.leamingtonwfc.com
Hearts 56 win Scottish title
Hearts 56 won the inaugural Scottish Walking Football League after beating Tulibody at Ravenscraig.
They finished ahead of Hearts 98, who jumped from third to second on the final day to finish runners up.
Ten teams throughout Scotland took part in the competition, which saw them play three 18 minute games every month.
Former Celtic and Chelsea midfielder David Hay presented the trophy to the winners.